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Fattoria di Felsina Fontalloro 2006

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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

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Snooth User: dmcker
1258367,843
4.00 5
09/12/2009

At Italian dinner in Tokyo, September 2009. Color thick, dense garnet. Hints of spice, tobacco, flowers on the nose, Extremely well balanced, with very good length, acidity and well-knit tannins. Minerality was surprisingly elegant, as were its dark fruit characteristics. Almost a feminine nature. I hadn't remembered having the wine before, but when it entered my glass, and I smelled and tasted it, I flashed back to a time in Florence at the beginning of this decade when I had an earlier vintage.


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
4.00 5
02/02/2009

Fruity and powdery/grainy. Nice complexity and a little on the tangy side.


Snooth User: anchca
2400701,578
3.50 5
09/06/2009

Clear ruby red in color. Earthy mineral and pepper on the nose. Tart cherry, red berries and spice. Nice Chianti.


Snooth User: jkagel
81001919
3.50 5
02/13/2010

No tasting notes but we all enjoyed this wine at our last tasting


Snooth User: ATX Wineguy
13657223
3.50 5
09/13/2009

Excellent Chianti. Nice structure, not too heavy. Good fruit, but somewhat tangy at the end. A very nice bottle of wine for less than $20.

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Chianti Classico

Snooth User: chupacabra
17254114
0.00 5
09/26/2009

absolutely delicious!


External Reviews for Fattoria di Felsina Fontalloro

External Review
05/22/2011

The 2004 Chianti Classico, a lively medium ruby, is fresh and vibrant, with gorgeous aromatics and plenty of fruit, showing excellent length, fine tannins and a delicate personality. It is sure to provide much pleasure over the next five or so years, especially at the dinner table, where it has proven over the years to be a superb food wine. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2012.


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
10/21/2010

Der Chianti Annata zeichnet sich durch einen fruchtigen Geschmack, grosse Sauberkeit und Sortentypizität aus: eine meisterliche Komposition von Zwetschgen, Brombeeren, Cassis, Veilchen und Vanille.


External Review
03/05/2009

Delicious Chianti Classico from one of Tuscany's top estates. Packed with ripe red berry fruit and displaying Felsina's typical finesse, this is a truly memorable bottle.


External Review
02/26/2012

Tuscany, ItalyFelsina Chianti Classico Riserva is a gorgeous wine from this famous appellation of Tuscany. Fattoria di Felsina has long been one of the great names in Tuscany. Based in the Chianti Classico region, Felsina produces one of the finest ranges of ageworthy and complex Chianti bottlings. Unlike many of their neighbors, Felsina has never succumbed to the temptation to produce "new age" wines blended with Cabernet or Merlot. Felsina wines are classic Chianti, 100% Sangiovese. The Riserva is made from vines 50 years or older. Antonio Galloni for Wine Advocate rated this red wine gem 91+ points, saying it "possesses wonderful depth in its black cherries, licorice, tar, smoke and leather. This is a relatively muscular vintage for the Riserva with firm yet well integrated tannins and an authoritative finish." If only we had more of it to offer!Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva is deep ruby red in color with a beautiful nose of dark cherries, plums, berries, spices and violets. Medium-full in body with moderate acidity and silky tannins, this red offers flavors of black cherry, blackberry and mocha, with well integrated sweet oak. Aged for 12 months in small and medium oak casks, it is nicely balanced to enjoy now or to cellar for 7-8 years. The finish is rich, long and polished.Enjoy Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva with veal, pasta, osso bucco, and aged cheeses.


External Review
05/22/2011

Light garnet. Stunning cherry nose complicated by hints of cedar, tar and vanilla. Deeply extracted flavors of licorice and espresso, along with the characteristic earthy, tarry undertones that one has come to expect from this property. Medium-to-full-bodied, with ample but ripe tannins and a long finish. A fine Chianti from a consistent producer.


External Review
05/22/2011

Beautiful aromas of crushed berries and dried flowers follow through to a medium-bodied palate, with fine tannins and an aftertaste of mineral, berry and cherry. All in finesse. Very well-done. Best after 2002.


External Review
05/22/2011

Opaque with a dark brooding nose. Great, if somewhat hidden, depth of fruit and excellent balance: the fruit-acid-tannin triangle is textbook perfect. Very tight now, this is a keeper for sure. Try to avoid touching it for three to five years. Some day it will drink like a $50 bottle. Will keep till 2015.


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