Fèlsina Fontalloro 2015 | 97 Point Benchmark Collectible Tuscan Red
Tuscany’s remarkable 2015 vintage makes for what may be the greatest Fontalloro released in years. Fèlsina’s Chianti Classicos are reference point wines for the region. But it’s the 100% Sangiovese Fèlsina Fontalloro 2015 cuvée that’s considered the flagship wine by many. Appropriately nicknamed the “Chateau Margaux of Tuscany.”
Fèlsina Fontalloro 2015 presents a lovely ruby in color. This 100% Sangiovese has a bright aromatic lift of crushed violets, red cherry, and tobacco. More red cherry intersects with red plum for a plush and gorgeous fruit core seasoned with more tobacco, leather, and licorice. Open knit, expressive with coating tannins scented with savory herbs and a hint of creamy oak. Long and persistent finish.
Fèlsina Fontalloro 2015 shows serious density and balance with a blackberry, licorice and blueberry character. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Sleek and racy. While structured yet wonderfully polished.
Poured by the finest restaurants
Fèlsina’s wines are poured at Per Se, Eleven Madison Park, and Maialano. Their textbook typicity so well-established that they’re used by sommeliers studying for their Master of Wine and Master Sommelier exams to prepare for the blind tasting. While Antonio Galloni has asserted Fèlsina’s “standing as one of the great estates in the world.” Every serious Tuscan collector has a set of the winery’s Chianti Classicos in their cellar. But if asked to name Felsina’s most famous single bottling, many would cite the pure Sangiovese Fontalloro cuvee, a legend since its first release in 1983.
Stellar 2015 Vintage | A field day for Collectors
Vinous’s Antonio Galloni hailed 2015 as a “stellar” year. It would be a field day for collectors, he predicted, offering “a tremendous opportunity to acquire fine, cellar-worthy wines without spending a fortune.” The sun, long absent during the wet 2014, made a grand reappearance in 2015, bathing vines in abundant, warm light, interspersed with replenishing showers. The rain was particularly plentiful in spring, preparing the ground for the long, dry, hot days of summer before making a brief, refreshing appearance in late August. Finally, the berries, bursting with concentration, were spectacular. It all adds up to a must-buy offer from one of Tuscany’s all-time greats.
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|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||97 Point Benchmark Tuscan Red | 100% Sangiovese flagship wine from the “Chateaux Margaux of Tuscany | will age for 2 decades|
|Why now?||Special purchase w/Free Shipping on 3+|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|Expert Ratings||97 Wine Advocate | 96JS | 95AG Vinous|
|What is it?||Tuscany, Italy Red Wine|
|What’s in it?||Sangiovese | ABV 14.0%|
|When to drink?||now thru 2035+|
|Pair with:||Red Meat, Poultry, Comfort Foods & Hard Cheese|
|Drink with:||Red Wine Afficianados|
|Occasion||Classy Get Together | Treating yourself to a special wine|
|If you want to drink now...||Decant 30 minutes|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||3+ includes free shipping|