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Chianti Felsina Vigneto Ris. Rancia Italy 2004

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Initially this offers typical damp earth, forest floor and floral, notes framing the slightly peachy raspberry coulis fruit with a hint of vanilla but with air this turns cola and rootbeer like with an emerging fungal note and gamy edge. Rich and round in the mouth with very finely polished tannins and tons of acid with a classic medium body with earthy, tobacco and almond tinged strawberry fruit. Kind of gentle but still classically styled but the moldy edge detracts from the wines. Tasted 3 times with consistent results. 83pts

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Fattoria di Felsina:
Fèlsina. A name reaching back to Etruscan times. A feeling that infuses the air, in harmony with the quality of the light, with the earth’s scent and the fragrance of the breezes, with the march of the seasons and night time silences. Before the eye that ranges unencumbered in all directions, a metaphysical landscape takes shape. A wondrous unfolding of hills, none blocking its neighbour, al... Read more
Fèlsina. A name reaching back to Etruscan times. A feeling that infuses the air, in harmony with the quality of the light, with the earth’s scent and the fragrance of the breezes, with the march of the seasons and night time silences. Before the eye that ranges unencumbered in all directions, a metaphysical landscape takes shape. A wondrous unfolding of hills, none blocking its neighbour, all offering spacious spectra of colour, yellow to indigo, in luminous waves rolling to a horizon majestically profiled with an ancient volcano, Monte Amiata, beloved of the Etruscans, that enigmatic race that first offered the vine and the olive to the early civilization of the Italic peninsula. This en-lightened land lived an extraordinary moment in Italy’s history, witnessing, if only for a few moments, the dream come true of an ideal city: Siena. Siena of the 13th and 14th centuries, where nature and art crowned the creative genius of those dwelling in such favoured spaces. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Chianti Felsina Vigneto Ris. Rancia Italy

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,082
2.00 5
02/05/2009

Initially this offers typical damp earth, forest floor and floral, notes framing the slightly peachy raspberry coulis fruit with a hint of vanilla but with air this turns cola and rootbeer like with an emerging fungal note and gamy edge. Rich and round in the mouth with very finely polished tannins and tons of acid with a classic medium body with earthy, tobacco and almond tinged strawberry fruit. Kind of gentle but still classically styled but the moldy edge detracts from the wines. Tasted 3 times with consistent results. 83pts

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Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549181,713
1.50 5
02/04/2009

Resin or plastic wrap with cherries underneath and licorice on the nose. Crannberry and raspberry fruit with stone and mineral on the short finish. Good aciditc structure. Seems slightly flawed.


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549181,713
0.50 5
02/04/2009

At first I thought this wine would redeem itself but instead it got worse with time. Upon first opening, a nose of Cherry, Mint, herbal tea and manure. Followed by raspberry fruit, cut grass and minerals. Excellent acidity but a little lighter body than expected from Chianti with a short finish. However, with time the nose picked up the same off putting almost cardboard and then described as dirty socks by my wife... Oh God she's right. Maybe it's a point in this wines life but after two tastings, I'm disappointed.


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549181,713
2.50 5
10/18/2009

A nice improvement since my last bottle. This Felsina Chianti Riserva displayed floral aromas with blackberry fruit, clove and old cedar. On the palate it showed raspberry, herbal tea leaves and sour citrus rind. The body is medium and the finish is long with lemony, sour cherry.



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