2015 Fattoria di Felsina Chianti Classico Berardenga

Year: 2015
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 92
Wine Advocate: 92
Vinous Media: 92
James Suckling: 94
Wine Enthusiast: 88
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
Price :
$19.95

"Dense yet rich, this red offers black cherry, earth and graphite aromas and flavors. Needs a year or two to find balance, yet the lingering, tobacco-inflected finish and refined tannins indicate the potential here. Best from 2019 through 2028. 21,666 cases made. –BS " (WS)

"The 2015 Chianti Classico Berardenga is a tight and elegant wine with bright berry notes followed by mineral tones of clay and chalky soil. You really taste those Castelnuovo Berardenga signatures here on the bouquet. The finish carries forward with grace, elegance and determination.

If you are looking for other new releases from Fèlsina, please refer to the Robert Parker Wine Advocate database. Reviews for those wines have already been published." (WA)

"Stunning and beautifully expansive, the 2015 Chianti Classico Berardenga is a wine to buy by the case and savor over the next 20 or so years. All the natural richness of the 2015 vintage comes through in a creamy, voluptuous Chianti Classico that hits all the right notes. This is quite frankly a remarkable level of quality for Fèlsina's entry-level offering." (VM)

"Very focused and firm with chewy tannins and bright black cherry character. Medium body, dense center palate and a fresh finish. Solid. Fantastic wine. Drink or hold." (JS)

"Aromas reminiscent of camphor, new leather and exotic spice lead the nose. The tightly wound palate, brooding palate offers dried black cherry and clove set against close-grained tannins. Drink sooner rather than later to capture the remaining fruit." (WE)

Winery Notes:
Vineyard Profile:
Chianti Classico is the cornerstone of the estate’s production. The vineyards are located in Castelnuovo Berardenga, in the southeastern part of the Chianti Classico appellation, to the northeast of Siena. Almost exclusively with a southwestern exposure, they sprawl across ventilated slopes at an altitude ranging from 320-420 meters above sea level. Geologically, the terrains are mixed: in the higher parts the soil is predominantly rock quartz and calcareous alberese mixed with alluvial pebbles; strataform sandstone and loam characterize the vineyards on the edge of the Colli Senesi in the direction of the Crete Senesi. The first vintage was 1967.

Characteristics:
Ruby red with deep intensity and hue. Fruity, fine and elegant aromas dominated by wild berries accompanied by various spicy notes. Fruity on the palate with good tannins and a lingering finish.

Vinification:
Fermentation temperature between 28-30 ° c. Maceration time 12-15 days. Automated punching scheduled daily. Racking at the end fermentation and transfer in March-April to medium-capacity Slovenian oak barrels. Barrel-aged12 months, bottle-aged 3 months.