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2016 Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico

2016 Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico

Biodynamic
92 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2016 Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico
92 Points Parker's Wine Advocate

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'Buy by the case' says Italian expert Antonio Galloni. Capturing the effortless depth and sophistication of Tuscan Sangiovese, this wonderful wine is from the heart of Chianti in it's southernmost reach, at Berardenga near Montalcino. It balances classical restraint with the style's inherent brightness and savoury charm. Medium in body, maximum in complexity and finesse – cellar or decant this with a superb dinner.

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$39.99 in mixed 6+ or $44.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

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

92+/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Monica Larner

"This is an excellent vintage in Chianti Classico that shows especially well in the simple, more accessible wines such as this. The 2016 Chianti Classico Berardenga delivers the power and density of its territory. The southern side of the appellation often shows the richest expressions of Sangiovese. This wine opens to sweet aromas of dark fruit, cherry and plum. The wine shows a slightly savory side as well with spice and dried terracotta that recalls the gray gravel soils of the region. Bay leaf, cola and chopped mint appear as subtle background notes. Some 260,000 bottles were made." Drink 2018 - 2028

17/20 JancisRobinson.com (2015 vintage)

"Castelnuovo Berardenga. 100% Sangiovese. Mid ruby with the beginning of orange tinges. Exotically perfumed, lifted raspberry nose. Rich and supple palate with tangy cherry and coating tannins on the finish. Very good.(WS)" Drink 2017 - 2026

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Sangiovese

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Tuscany

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2028

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with LAMB
with PORK

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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