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2017 Felsina Berardenga Fontalloro Toscana Tuscany

2017 Felsina Berardenga Fontalloro Toscana Tuscany

€79.95
“A very special wine in the making.” - Antonio Galloni There are pygmies in the Congo basin, who will roll their eyes, yawn, and turn in for the night if you tell them about the 2016 vintage in Tuscany. It’s the worst-kept secret in wine, but it’s worth repeating one more time because the elements rarely align so perfectly. Felsina have fashioned a tremendous, age-worthy Sangiovese with the release of their Fontalloro 2016, a wine packed with hedonistic fruit and a structure to last for 20-30 years. Fontalloro is the most representative expression of Fèlsina’s Sangiovese. Fontalloro grapes come from vineyards straddling the border between Chianti Classico and the Chianti Colli Senesi denomination. Aromas of dark-skinned fruit, exotic spice, blue flower, and menthol shape the nose. It's linear, focused, ethereally elegant, offering succulent Morello cherry, raspberry compote, and star anise alongside fine-grained tannins. Fresh acidity lends balance. Drink now(2020) -2036.
  • Body
    Medium
  • Country
    Italy
  • Region
    Tuscany
  • Colour/Style
    Red
  • Grape Variety
    100% Sangiovese

Description

Fontalloro is the most representative expression of Fèlsina’s Sangiovese.
Fontalloro grapes come from vineyards straddling the border between Chianti Classico and the Chianti Colli Senesi denomination. The vineyards lying within the Chianti Classico appellation are in the highest area of Fèlsina while those in the Chianti Colli Senesi are lower down (407-330 meters above sea level). With a southwestern exposure, the grapes are influenced by diverse soil compositions: on the Chianti Classico side the soil is stony and calcareous; on the Crete Senesi side the soil is sandy, loamy and silty with pebbles and marine sediments. First vintage 1983.

Details

Food Pairing Beef Lamb Veal Poultry Cured Meat
ABV 13.50%
Categories Wine, Italy, Tuscany, Red Wine, Italy, Sangiovese

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