2009 Felsina Vin Santo (375 ml)

97 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
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A beautifully complex and nutty Vin Santo from Felsina in Chianti. With a dash of Sangiovese along with the usual white grapes, this is made by straw drying and fermentation in very small oak casks. These vessels already contain what is called the "mother", a complex and thick liquid from fermentation that is carries its complexity over from vintage to vintage. Already long aged, this is one of the finest of its style from this region, and a treasure with rich cheeses or desserts.
$59.99 in mixed 6+ or $66.99 per bottle

Grape

Malvasia and Trebbiano with some Sangiovese

Its Origins

The estate vineyards straddle the Chianti Classico and Chianti Colli Senesi region, and are quite close to the town of Siena. There are 61 hectares of vines in all, but the property is much bigger, totalling 475 hectares, and including olive trees, wheat fields and forests. The name Felsina dates back to the Etruscan people, and back to 2000 BC. Many words in Italy beginning with ‘Fel’ or ‘Bol’ have Etruscan roots. The modern era of Fèlsina began in 1966 when current owner Giuseppe Mazzocolin’s father-in-law acquired the property. They began with 9 hectares of vines, but grew this by massale selection to its current size, and acquired a second property: Castello di Farnetella, in the Colli Senesi.

What The Critics Say

97/100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni

"The 2009 Vin Santo del Chianti Classico is a jewel of a wine. Rich and sumptuous, but not at all heavy, the 2009 offers up a beguiling mélange of orange peel, honey, dried flowers and candied almond. For readers who want to know what Vin Santo should be, this is it. Amazingly, the mother for the Vin Santo dates back to at least the 1950s!" Drink 2022 - 2032

Variety Late Harvest / Botrytis
Region Tuscany
Closure Cork
Volume 375ml
Maturity 2021 - 2032

This Wine Goes Well With

with BLUE CHEESE
with DESSERT
with MILD CHEESE

Taste

4

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