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Fèlsina Toscana Rosso Fontalloro 2017

Fèlsina Toscana Rosso Fontalloro

2017
Tuscany (Italy)
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Fontalloro comes from several Sangiovese vineyards located in the Chianti Classico denomination, whe...

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45.75

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Fèlsina Toscana Rosso Fontalloro 2017

Type

Wine Red

Wine region

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

14.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2017

Review

Fontalloro comes from several Sangiovese vineyards located in the Chianti Classico denomination, where they are mostly exposed to the southwest and lie at an altitude ranging between 330 and 407 metres above sea level. Here the vineyards grow on mainly rocky, chalky and clay soils, with sand, silt, small pebbles and marine sediment also present the closer you get to the Crete Senesi region, situated to the south of Siena.

The best grapes from these vineyards are harvested manually at their optimal point of ripeness and transported to the winery, where in the following spring they commence an ageing period of two years in French oak barrels before blending occurs.

Fontalloro's exuberant personality emerges in the glass with notes of ripe cherry, plums and forest fruits, opening up the way for other enveloping hints of tobacco, cedar wood, liquorice, rhubarb and damp earth. This complex bouquet is rounded off by the addition of balsamic and mineral suggestions which endow considerable sensuality to the ensemble and are slowly revealed through touches of sweetness and austerity.

On the palate, its flavour lives up to expectations and it appears rounded, with aromas of red fruits, tobacco and liquorice, and a vibrant acidity that leads to refilling the glass now and again. Smooth, fruity and with characteristically fine tannins, Fontalloro is a Sangiovese that's well-balanced and a very pleasant drink. A superb wine that brings cheerful enjoyment and reminds us what a simple pleasure a good bottle can be.

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

Customer reviews

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by: Robin Rückert - Cipresso (06/11/2018) - Vintage 2015

Wahnsinn

Der 15er Fontalloro ist ein Sangiovese der Spitzenklasse. Vollmundig, fruchtig; Waldbeeren und Veilchen in der Nase. Unbedingt wieder kaufen und geniessen.

by: Ulf Engstrom (04/10/2017) - Vintage 2013

YES.

Plum, cherry, dark chocolate, rich, deep and concentrated, It really fills your nose and palate, and the smell and flavors weave together perfectly. Great wine from Toscana.

by: Chris (05/04/2017) - Vintage 2013

Mit Potenzial und Klasse

Auf Felsina ist immer Verlass. Auch dieser Fontalloro aus dem Jahre 2013 besticht durch seine Frische, Fruchtigkeit, Ausdrucksstärke und Potenzial. Schon jetzt sehr gut trinkbar, obwohl einige sagen bestimmt, dass er noch zu jung ist, in ein paar Jahren wird er noch besser. Viel besser. Schwarze Kirschen, Johannisbeeren und Sonne. Was will man mehr?

by: David (28/07/2017) - Vintage 2011

Excellent wine

Really enjoyed it, very rich and full flavor, goes very good with veal. Starts out subtle and then zoom forward on the palate. Gave me a flavor of bitter cherries and dried rose petals.

by: Federico S (10/02/2017) - Vintage 2011

Great Sangiovese

Elegant, complex, earthy wine, if you like Tuscan Sangiovese this is a must try, with a reasonable price. Lots of flavours and persistence, red fruits, tobacco, minerals.

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