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Chianti Classico Riserva Vigneto Rancia, Felsina Berardenga 2018

Red Wine from Italy - Central Italy -Tuscany, Umbria
2.500000000 star rating 2 Reviews
A bright, well-structured and perfectly balanced Chianti from one of Classico's finest vineyards. The mineral, flint and tart red-berry perfume opens up with aeration, and spice and leather develop on the long finish. It would welcome food or a little more time in the cellar.
Price: £41.00 Bottle
Price: £246.00 Case of 6
In Stock
Code: IT33431

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Medium-bodied
  • Sangiovese
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2030
  • 13.5% Alcohol
  • oak used but not v. noticeable
  • Cork, natural


The stunning Fattoria di Felsina Berardenga estate, from which the towers of Siena are clearly visible, is a very old one, although it is only in more recent decades that it has become one of Chianti Classico’s finest producers. Under Giuseppe Mazzocolin (whose wife’s family own it) and leading consultant Franco Bernabei, the property has won a deservedly high reputation. The wines of Felsina reflect the best of this southern part of the Classico region where the wines are often more gutsy and fleshy owing to the excellent exposure of the vineyards, where the sangiovese grapes always achieve full ripeness. Riserva Ranciais made from a favoured 5-hectare plot and is the estate’s leading Chianti. It spends up to 18 months in small barrels before release, achieving superb balance and depth of flavour. Fontalloro IGT is the estate’s excellent Supertuscan, aged for 20 months in small barrels, and made with fruit from several different sites, not only in Chianti Classico but also in the in the neighbouring district of Colli Senesi, where the more dense clay soils produce the darker, more brooding sangiovese style typified by Brunello and Vino Nobile de Montepulciano.

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