B-21 Top Recommendation
Wine Spectator's recognition of Fèlsina's 2013 Chianti Classico Berardenga, tapping it for their #40 spot in their Top 100 list for 2013 sure made that wine a big hit. 2016 has come, another winner, and alas the 2017 has landed and it too is another success by the talented Giovanni Poggiali. His influence (and that of Mother Nature's, too) really shines through again in 2017. The Chianti Classico Berardenga is another royal masterpiece. Coming from the estate's vineyards in the southeastern sector of the Classico zone, Fèlsina's Berardenga parcels are uniquely exposed, almost exclusively southwestern, and higher than many of their neighbors – topping out at 1,375 feet above sea level. These conditions made for an incredible 2017, one I cannot recommend highly enough. Such purity.