2016 Fattoria di Felsina Fontalloro (750ml)

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

B-21 Top Recommendation
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Having tasted my way through dozens of 2016 Chiantis, it is quite clear that we're in for a killer set of wines from our friends at Felsina; extraordinary. I've been working with Felsina wines since the early 1990s as the estate began to emerge under the great master Guiseppe Mazzocolin. To see Monica Larner's words "the 2016 Fontalloro is the best vintage of this landmark wine I have tasted thus far" really hit home. 40 years, a life's work – a marvelous tribute to the work of Guiseppe Mazzocolin.


The 2016 Fontalloro is the best vintage of this landmark wine that I have tasted thus far. This is a very elegant vintage, with more volume in the mouth and precise notes of tar, licorice, camphor ash, resin and Indian spice. In a race between the highly competitive 2015 and 2016 vintages, I give a slight advantage to this wine. The warmer 2015 vintage shows more richness and exuberant fruit. However, this wine from 2016 offers a more focused and chiseled delivery. I am hopeful that this wine will continue to evolve and sharpen as it ages in the bottle. This is a beautiful wine to put aside in your cellar for ten years or more.

98+ points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Issue # Interim - May 2019)

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

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