The 2008 is not a huge Rancia like the 2006, or a more obvious, immediate wine like the 2007. Layers of fruit hide be...Read more...
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The ’08 Rancia was unexpectedly open at this young age. The nose showed red berries, cocoa powder and deep floral notes. On the palate, it was open... Read more
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Rather than get in the way of the cherry and blackberry flavors, the deft use of oak merely adds spice and interest. The firm backbone and earth an... Read more
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The ’08 Rancia was unexpectedly open at this young age. The nose showed red berries, cocoa powder and deep floral notes. On the palate, it was open and juicy with red berry fruits. The finish showed more of structure I was expecting. This is a fine example of Rancia that (in this year’s case) is more open in its youth than the Fontalloro. (Fattoria di Felsina was awarded the “Snail” symbol by Slow Wine, representing a winery that they “particularly like for the way it interprets Slow Food values.”)
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Rather than get in the way of the cherry and blackberry flavors, the deft use of oak merely adds spice and interest. The firm backbone and earth and tobacco notes are rooted in place. The austere finish reflects tobacco and tea accents. Needs time. B... Wine Spectator. A Sangiovese wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2008 Felsina, Fattoria di Chianti Classico Berardenga Rancia Riserva 750ml
A Sangiovese wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2008 Felsina, Fattoria di Chianti Classico Berardenga Rancia Riserva 750ml
Frischfruchtige Aromen von roten Kirschen und mineralische Töne prägen die Lagenriserva Rancia. Junge Jahrgänge zeigen eine frische, saftige Säure. Ein voller Körper, Komplexität und eine lange aromatische Nachhaltigkeit machen diesen Wein zu einem der besten seiner Art.
Plenty of blackberry and cherry character with hints of mineral. Medium- to full-bodied, with fresh fruit and a clean finish. Slightly closed. Best after 2004.
Has a lovely balance, with pretty plum, dried cherry and berry character, medium to full body and a long, caressing finish. A beauty. Always outstanding. For the U.S. market only. Best after 2003.
Good dark red-ruby color. high-toned aromas of violet, dried flowers and spearmint. Ripe, juicy red berry and dried flower flavors given clarity by sound acids. Intriguing peppery note. Quite long on the aftertaste,with firm, mouthcoating tannins. Very suave Chianti.
The 1995 Chianti Classico Riserva is beginning to reveal secondary aromas of cedar wood, smoke-singed herbs and new saddle leather. Spicy, with hard tannin (typical of 1995), medium body, and very good to excellent fruit density, it will drink well for 7-8 years.
The 2008 is not a huge Rancia like the 2006, or a more obvious, immediate wine like the 2007. Layers of fruit hide beneath a powerful wall of tannin. The wine remains intensely mineral and equally primary, with little in the way of aromatic development.... the wine clearly needs a number of years before it begins showing its true pedigree. Those in search of fine, cellar worthy Chianti Classico will adore the 2008 Rancia. Clean, saline notes frame the exquisite finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2023. - Wine Advocate
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