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Fèlsina Toscana Chardonnay I Sistri 2018

Fèlsina Toscana Chardonnay I Sistri

2018
Tuscany (Italy)
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The Fèlsina philosophy can be perfectly summed up in just one word: quality. In a constantly maintai...

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/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Fèlsina Toscana Chardonnay I Sistri 2018

Type

Wine White

Wine region

Tuscany (Italy)

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

13.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2018

Review

The Fèlsina philosophy can be perfectly summed up in just one word: quality. In a constantly maintained balance between tradition and modernity, Fèlsina was one of the first wineries to introduce the Chardonnay variety into Tuscany using some French clones which were implanted in their Tenuta di Farnetella vineyards in the 1980s. Those vineyards were handled with special care in order to identify the most suitable rootstocks for the grafting that would be carried out in the early years of this century, in the Podere del Poggiolo vineyards.

For obtaining Chardonnay wines that boast the same richness and elegance as their Burgundy counterparts, Fèlsina cultivates its vineyards using the Guyot pruning system and with a density of 5,400 grapevines per hectare. Production by the plants is very limited, between 8 and 12 shoots, and once the clusters have reached maturity, the grapes are harvested by hand and conveyed to the winery, in readiness for extracting the free-run grape juice, which will ferment and mature in contact with its lees in 225-litre French oak barrels.

The result is I Sistri, a Chardonnay that's distinctly classy, with sensual and intoxicating aromas, yet all the time very well-balanced: exotic fruits, peaches, orange peel, lemon essential oil, almonds, butter, honey and delicate spicy notes which serve as a perfect counterbalance to its mineral undertone. This bouquet heralds the sensations we find on the palate: smoothness, richness and a delicious fruit-forward character.

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 6ºC and 8ºC

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by: Tony (19/12/2019) - Vintage 2017

Nicely oaked

Bright, ripe chard with tropical fruit, a really nice level of oak (not too much) and decent acidity. Rich without being flabby.

by: Pekka P (16/11/2019) - Vintage 2017

Good classic style chardonnay

Rich and balanced, it is a fine example of its kind. For a couple of years it will get even better I guess.

by: Vande Velde (07/01/2019) - Vintage 2016

Un blanc de Felsina

J'aime cette bouteille d'un domaine qui produit des Chiantis fabuleux. Dommage qu'il est un peu trop boisé à mon goût.

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