2018 Felsina Fontalloro

95 Points John Caro
In stock
Felsina's premium Fontalloro is 100% Tuscan Sangiovese. But is labelled a 'Super Tuscan' simply because some of the old vines are outside the Classico zone (Fontalloro or Poggio al Sole are within, but Casalino and Arcidossino are in Chianti Colli Senesi). A deliciously elegant yet plush expression, the sheer care and quality here are palpable. Sangiovese puts forwards darker fruit than usual, but retains the grape's native poise and medium body, with huge satisfaction in the aromatic brightness and layering. It is loaded with both the indescribable complexity and effusive charm for which Felsina are so famous Decant soon or cellar.
$95.00 in mixed 6+ or $105.00 per bottle



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

95/100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni (2017 vintage)

"Fontalloro is exquisite in 2017. It is also such a contrast to the Rancia, as the two wines could not possibly be more different. Fontalloro is bright and vibrant, with more sweet red Sangiovese character than the darker Rancia. It is also incredibly delicious now, even though it clearly has the energy to age for many years. The 2017 is one of the finest Fontalloros I can remember tasting." Drink 2025 - 2037

95/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Monica Larner (2017 vintage)

"The Fèlsina 2017 Fontalloro pours out of the bottle with a bang. This pure expression of Sangiovese is luscious and dark with thick layers of dark fruit, plum, cherry, leather and tilled earth. This hot-vintage edition shows good depth and intensity with lots of that black-fruit energy and extra concentration that is typical of this growing season. However, you can always count on Fontalloro to show balance, and that's exactly what you get here despite the adversity of the scorching summer season. That Sangiovese acidity remains intact and crisp. Production is 30,000 bottles." Drink 2021 - 2040

Variety Sangiovese
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2021 - 2040

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB



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