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Fèlsina Chianti Classico Riserva 2017

Fèlsina Chianti Classico Riserva

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The Chianti Classico Riserva di Fèlsina (from the Etruscan "place of hospitality and refreshment") is...

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Wine Fèlsina Chianti Classico Riserva 2017

Spec sheet
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Origin
TypeRed Wine
Alcohol content i13.5%
Bottle size and vintage0.75 L - 2017

Review

The Chianti Classico Riserva di Fèlsina (from the Etruscan "place of hospitality and refreshment") is produced with Sangiovese grapes from the single-variety vineyards of Castelnuovo Berardenga. This Sangiovese is a true homage to the winemaking tradition of Chianti Classico. One of the winery's most prized products for its extraordinary balance between body and roundness, it comes from the best vineyards in the south-eastern part of the Chianti Classico production area. Almost exclusively southwest oriented at altitudes ranging from 320 to 420 metres above sea level, the soils range from sandy-alluvial to silty, providing the best conditions for structure and verticality of the wine.

Bottled since 1967, this Chianti Classico Riserva, made from single-variety Sangiovese, is the denomination’s thoroughbred, but of extraordinary value for money. The vineyard, planted in the 1970s and constantly perfected, benefits from the most modern training techniques and is harvested during the first three weeks of October to ensure the grapes are perfectly and fully ripe. Maceration takes place in stainless steel tanks until spring, when the wine is transferred to French oak barriques of second and third use and in Slavonian oak barrels of medium capacity, where it matures for 12-16 months.

A beautiful ruby red colour, intense but with hints of garnet that accompany the excellent texture, this Riserva releases to the nose floral notes of viola and violet and fruity notes of blackberry and sour cherry. The texture is still mineral, with tones of undergrowth, cocoa, oregano, sweet spices. Hints that can also be perceived on the palate from the full and vertical taste, elegantly tannic and pleasantly mineral. Enveloping and satisfying, it has a beautiful bitter persistence that tells the story of the territory and entices you to keep drinking it. It pairs perfectly with substantial red meat dishes, such as stewed meat, roast meat, glazed game, meat sauces and mature cheeses.

Food pairing

Pecorino / Pasta with bolognese sauce / Maialino al forno / Cinghiale al ginepro

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

Tasting notes

  • ViewRosso rubino / Intenso
  • Bouquet:Viola / Sottobosco / Mirtillo / Speziato / Minerale
  • Mouth:Tannino setoso / Di corpo / Fresco / Fruttato / Persistente

Customer reviews

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by: Taxiarchis (13/04/2018) - Vintage 2015

Excellent Chianti Classico!

It paired perfectly pasta and veal meat cooked in tomato/wine sauce. Even some friends that are not big fans of red wine commented very positively on the wine-food combination and the cherry notes that it presents.

by: Kalle Rajala (29/04/2018) - Vintage 2015

A lot of potential

A bit closed nose. Abundant fruit, not too acid nor tannic, but not settled yet. Far from the 2013 but approaching.

by: David O (18/10/2020) - Vintage 2017

Well balanced Chianti

Medium bodied with hints of plum, violet and spice. A pleasant, peppery after taste and well balanced overall.

by: Paco G. (21/03/2018) - Vintage 2015

Mi recomendación si quieres un Chianti Riserva

Fèlsina no es un desconocido y no se trata de descubrirlo aquí. Llevan mucho tiempo haciendo unos vinos excelentes en la Toscana y en los últimos años han tenido el reconocimiento que se merecen. El Chianti Classico Riserva 2015 es mi mejor opción en Classico Riserva, un "pedazo de vino" donde la Sangiovese brilla en todo su esplendor y donde el envejecimiento en barrica la eleva a su máxima expresión. Había probado el 2013 y me encantaba pero creo que el 2015 en un par de años estará aún mejor

by: alfonsonorte (10/11/2018) - Vintage 2015

Equivalente a un Rioja reserva de 11 €

Por este precio recomiendo un Vivanco reserva, por ejemplo. Recién abierto es plano. A la hora es un vino que evoluciona bien, glicérico, lágrima densa, cuerpo medio, capa de ribetes aceptables, pero no promete una buen envejecimiento. Equilibrado en madera. Consumir como crianza: sólo 5 años de vida.

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