Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva 2015 | Charismatic Chianti Classico Riserva
Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva 2015 displays ruby red, with fine tonality and intensity. And a spicy nose with notes of blossoms, wild berries, and mineral tones. Plus notes of spice and crisp fruit on the palate. With self-confident but supple tannins, and impressive structure and breed.
92AG | 92+ Points – Antonio Galloni – Vinous Media: “The Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva 2015 is just beginning to show the first signs of the opening in its bouquet. But it is much less giving on the palate. Plan on cellaring it for at least another few years. 2015 wonderfully exemplifies the wild, feral Chianti Classicos that are typical of Castelnuovo Berardenga and Fèlsina.”
93RP | “The Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva 2015 is a wine of increased depth and power. While the bouquet is redolent of dark fruit, dried cherry, grilled herbs and moist clay that has been wetted by raindrops. Yet the wine shows power and determination on the close that gives it momentum and persistence. Most of all showing good possibility for further evolution in the bottle over the next five years or more.”
94JS | What a delicious nose that’s ripe, but also really well defined. With dried red plums, hazelnuts, Indian spices, baking spices, cedar, tar, and licorice. The Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva 2015 dusty tannins are a delight. And so are the dried fruit and spices that warm the palate. They also penetrate all the way through to the long, charcoal-laden finish.
So, it was 1966 when Domenico Poggiali Fèlsina took the courageous leap and bought the estate at a time when Italian viticulture was struggling. Notably choosing to invest in the quality of the wine and the expertise of a young team.
While uniting their passion for wine with the skills of businessmen. And under their guidance, injecting modernity into their business plan. However, never abandoning the spirit of tradition. As a result in the space of a few years, the vineyards grew to more than forty hectares. And the soul and organization of the company changed, as well.
Furthermore, in the second half of the 1970s, Giuseppe Mazzocolin entered the family business with the task of commercial development. His studies in the Humanities, his wealth of contacts, his elevated work ethic and his respect for Tuscan and Italian culture constitute the foundation for the growth of the Fèlsina winery. Most of all paving the way for the beginnings of their international recognition.
CEO & Winemaker Giovanni Poggiali
In 1998, Giovanni and his father Giuseppe Poggiali introduced new technology into their winemaking techniques. Hence adding stainless steel and instrumentation allowing more precision for winemakers and cellar masters. With this innovation, maintaining tradition and renewing capabilities. While remaining faithful to the values that characterize Fèlsina’s production: balance, consistency, and style.
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|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||If you have one Chianti Classico Riserva in your cellar – this is it! If you have one Chianti Classico Riserva in your cellar – this is it! Give it a little time – drinks well for 2 decades.|
|Why now?||Was $33.99 | On sale $24.99|
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|Expert Ratings||94JS | 93RP | 93WS | 90WE|
|What is it?||Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy|
|What’s in it?||Sangiovese | ABV 13.9%|
|When to drink?||2021 thru 2036+|
|Pair with:||Red & White Meat, Poultry, Comfort Foods, Cheese|
|Drink with:||Great Friends & Family|
|Occasion||Great friends | Great food | Pasta & Meat|
|If you want to drink now...||Wait until 2021 | Decant 60 Minutes|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||4+|