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Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico 2009

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Dieser Wein begeistert mit ihrem fruchtigen, würzigen Bouquet, grosser Sauberkeit und perfekter Vinifikation. Kompakt, ausgewogen im Gaumen und bereits erstaunlich zugänglich. Ein Bilderbuch-Chianti mit schöner Komplexität, feinen Tanninen und mittellangem Abgang. Ein Wein mit hervorragendem Preis-Genuss-Verhältnis!

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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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Member Reviews for Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico

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Snooth User: shsim
10326661,287
1.00 5
04/30/2012

Taste watered down for some reason. For more on the Tuscany vs All French, visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/04/tuscany-versus-all-french-tasting.html


Snooth User: shsim
10326661,287
1.50 5
04/28/2012

Young tasting. Has the sour berry notes and taste a little watered down with slight minerals. A little disappointing.


External Reviews for Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

A well of cherry and licorice notes draws you in, with meat, cherry, currant and spice flavors backed by beefy tannins. This is on the lean, taut side, but vibrant, pure and full of personality. Think steak. To be released late 2012. Best from 2014 through 2025.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

Dark ruby-red. Concentrated aromas of red berries, earth, aromatic herbs and flint. Then rich, suave and full in the mouth, with thick flavors of red and dark fruits, loam and rosemary. The long finish features peppery tannins. This is very impressive but I find it a bit chunkier than most recent versions of Rancia, with less perfume than this high-quality sangiovese usually delivers.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

The 2009 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia more than holds its own in this complete vertical. It shows elements of both a cold year in its mid-weight structure and a warmer vintage in its radiant fruit, a combination that represents an attractive stylistic middle ground. I very much like the sense of energy and intensity here. Bright acidity and youthful tannins frame the supple fruit. It will be interesting to see whether the 2009 develops along the lines of the cooler vintage Rancias, or whether the juiciness of the fruit will ultimately prevail in the wine’s balance. Either way, the 2009 is yet another terrific Rancia from Felsina. Anticipated maturity: 2019–2039.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/25/2013

There’s an attractive, earthy bent to this cherry- and wild herb-flavored red. Broad and rangy, with firm, mouthcoating tannins and a lingering tobacco aftertaste. Best from 2014 through 2022.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/25/2013

The 2009 Chianti Classico shows excellent weight and depth to match its expressive dark red fruit. This is an especially open vintage for the Chianti Classico. The 2009 is probably not destined for a super long life, but will drink beautifully for at least a handful of years. Hints of earthiness and tar add to an impression of gravitas in this vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2011–2021.


External Review
01/24/2014

In a darker, balsamic vein, this red evokes tar, black cherry, underbrush and tobacco flavors. Theyre all held together by the dense, fine tannins. Oak spice emerges on the taut finish. Best from 2014 through 2025. 24,166 cases made. -BS The 2009 Chianti Classico shows excellent weight and depth to match its expressive dark red fruit. This is an especially open vintage for the Chianti Classico. The 2009 is probably not destined for a super long life, but will drink beautifully for at least a handful of years. Hints of earthiness and tar add to an impression of gravitas in this vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2021. ** Only 12 in Stock **


External Review
01/03/2013

In a darker, balsamic vein, this red evokes tar, black cherry, underbrush and tobacco flavors. Theyre all held together by the dense, fine tannins. Oak spice emerges on the taut finish. Best from 2014 through 2025. 24,166 cases made. -BS The 2009 Chianti Classico shows excellent weight and depth to match its expressive dark red fruit. This is an especially open vintage for the Chianti Classico. The 2009 is probably not destined for a super long life, but will drink beautifully for at least a handful of years. Hints of earthiness and tar add to an impression of gravitas in this vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2021.


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Dieser Wein begeistert mit ihrem fruchtigen, würzigen Bouquet, grosser Sauberkeit und perfekter Vinifikation. Kompakt, ausgewogen im Gaumen und bereits erstaunlich zugänglich. Ein Bilderbuch-Chianti mit schöner Komplexität, feinen Tanninen und mittellangem Abgang. Ein Wein mit hervorragendem Preis-Genuss-Verhältnis!

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