Fattoria di Felsina is an historic estate in the Chianti appellation of Tuscany. In 1966 the estate was purchased by the Poggiali family, and today a second generation of the Poggiali family still run the estate. At the edge of the Chianti Classico and Chianti Colli Senesi denominations, the estate counts 475 hectares, of which 61 are planted with vineyard. Gambero Rosso, Italy’s leading wine journal, has often awarded Felsina’s wines with 3 Bicchieri, the journal’s highest rating.
Purple in color. 14.5% ABV. 100% Sangiovese. Stunning nose of black fruits, tar, licorice and leather. Full bodied with medium to strong acidity. Exceedingly lush and polished. Well balanced. Black cherry, tobacco, roaster herbs and earth on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish with ever so silky tannins. Tremendous wine that paired brilliantly with a simple dish of spaghetti and meatballs. Best over the next 2-4 years.
My rating: 94 points.
Fontallaro is a very good value. Look for the 2016 at about the $50 price point. An exceptional, age worthy wine that is worth seeking out.
I wrote about Felsina previously in Buying More Italian Wine.