Selected Best Wine - Spring 2018

by Robert Scott Robert Scott

Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva

Chianti from Toscana Italy

Average Price: $24.99 - $29.99

Felsina owns some 220 vineyard acres near Castelnuovo Berardenga at Chianti Classico’s southern edge. This wine is selected from parcels of sangiovese at varying elevations, giving a balanced wine with loads of texture, spice and ripeness. It opens on a cool menthol note, with black cherry, plum and earthy notes. I detect a hint of fresh herbs and some spices that linger on the palate. After being open an hour or so, one gets some orange peel, dried fruit and pipe tobacco. The finish is long and lively. Notes of orange peel, dried cherry and roasted mushroom emerge after a few hours, on the way to a long and lively finish. This Riserva, pairs well with robust dishes such as braised beef or a Tuscan steak.

Systematic Testing

Body Medium
Acid Mouthwatering - Juicy
Dryness Dry
Fruit Flavors Red & Black Fruit
Oak Toast
Tannins Rich

The Felsina Bardenga Chianti Classico Riserva is a medium bodied, mouthwatering dry wine with plenty of red and black fruit flavors.
It has a rich toasty finish.


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