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2016 Felsina Berardenga Chianti Riserva

2016 Felsina Berardenga Chianti Riserva

93 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
2016 Felsina Berardenga Chianti Riserva
93 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous

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A beautiful Reserva Sangiovese from the Classico territory of Tuscany. Compelling stuff, the complexity and depth in this wine are something to behold. From the southern tip of Classico, where the wines are very akin to the highly refined Brunellos of nearby Montalcino, this packs red cherry and tamarillo fruits with gentle savoury and mineral power. Structured and utterly complete, it is a must for the decanter or cellar.

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$54.99 in mixed 6+ or $61.99 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

90-93/100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni

"Still in barrel, the 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva is shaping up to be an absolute gem. Naturally, the 2016 is still coming together. Its aromatic intensity, definition and total sense of finesse are the signatures of a superb Chianti Classico in the making. This is another 'don't miss' wine from Fèlsina." Drink 2023 -2041

93/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Monica Larner (2015 vintage)

"The 2015 Chianti Classico Riserva Berardenga is a wine of increased depth and power. The bouquet is redolent of dark fruit, dried cherry, grilled herbs and moist clay that has been wetted by rain drops. The wine shows power and determination on the close that gives it momentum and persistence. This wine shows good possibility for further evolution in the bottle over the next five years or more." Drink 2018 - 2028

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Sangiovese

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Tuscany

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2020 - 2041

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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