"In 1981 the owners of Felsina purchased the historic estate of Castello di Farnetella. Located about 30 minutes southeast of Castelnuovo Berardenga, this property should be considered a monopole cru among the otherwise uninspired appellation of Chianti Colli Senesi. The property and village of Farnetella encompasses a large hill, the top of which is near 560 meters in elevation. It has a mix of soils on it including sand, clay and limestone. While Farnetella is well-suited to Sangiovese, which makes up a majority of its plantings, there are also plots of Merlot, Syrah, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.

The vineyards at Farnetella are all hand harvested and are farmed with the same attention and precision as those at Felsina. Organic, sustainable agriculture is practiced and they have incorporated some of the principals of biodynamics as well. Also, as at Felsina, the entire production is made from estate fruit.

The wines at Farnetella range from the soft and approachable Chianti Colli Senesi to the more structured Poggio Granoni. The Chianti Colli Senesi has more flesh and is perhaps, more approachable than the Felsina Chianti Classico, but it is by no means less complex. It offers tremendous quality at its price point."

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Farnetella Chianti Colli Senesi 2015
89  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89 "The 2015 Chianti Colli Senesi opens to tonic freshness with wild berry, raspberry and cassis as the aromatic protagonists. Vineyards are located up to 550 meters above sea level and these high altitudes have contributed to the wine's freshness and crispness. A tiny percentage of
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Farnetella Chianti Colli Senesi 2014
90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90"Earthy with dried herbs and some fruit. Fruity palate, medium to full-bodied with a clean finish."

Farnetella Chianti Colli Senesi 2013
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "So much fruit and richness for this appellation. Medium to full body, round and velvety tannins and a dried fruit, spice and light oak aftertaste. Drink now. Extremely well done."  Wine Spectator 91 "A warm richness envelops the cherry, leather, tobacco and iron flavors in

Farnetella Chianti Colli Senesi 2012
90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90 "Plenty of sliced mushroom and dried chili aromas follow through to a full to medium body, lightly rounded tannins, and a savory finish."  Vinous Media 88 "The 2012 Chianti Colli Senesi is an attractive, juicy wine to drink now and over the next handful of years. Dried dark