2016 Felsina Rancia Chianti Classico Riserva (750ml)

Sangiovese from Chianti, Tuscany, Italy

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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.

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The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia knocks it out of the park. Like the other new releases from Fèlsina, this pure expression of Sangiovese needs more time to evolve and improve with bottle age. But even at this young stage, you are made fully aware of the beautiful intensity and complexity of the quality fruit at its core. There is so much energy and tension here, further reinforced by the fresh acidity of the vintage. There are vibrant tones of wild cherry, raspberry and spice, followed up by white truffle and tilled earth.

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

A decadent Chianti Classico Riserva that shows plenty of cedar, spices, leather, wet earth and tobacco, but also really fresh undertones of dried orange rind and strawberries. Integrated and structured on the palate with a velvety mouthfeel and mouth-refreshing acidity. Drink now or hold.

96 points, James Suckling (Jun 2019)

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
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$44.98
5 bottles in stock. Ships in 1 to 2 business days.

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