Felsina Winery

"Fattoria di Fèlsina has long been one of the great names in Tuscany. Based in the Chianti Classico region, Fèlsina produces one of the finest ranges of ageworthy and complex Chianti bottlings in all of Italy. Unlike many of their neighbors, Fèlsina has never succumbed to the temptation to produce "new age" wines from their fine Chianti vineyards, and continues to grow solely Sangiovese here, rather than dabble with international-styled blends that include Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot. Consequently, their elegant yet intensely flavored Chiantis place them firmly among the top handful of Chianti producers, with the best vintages of their top Riserva Chiantis often approaching Brunello di Montalcino in terms of complexity and potential for longevity. In addition to their distinct bottlings of Chianti Classico, Fèlsina also produces one of Italy's top Vino di Tavola's (or IGTs), called Fontalloro. Fontalloro is also 100% Sangiovese, with the wine sources from old vines in three top vineyards that straddle the border between two of Chianti's top regions: "Classico" and "Colli Senesi". It is produced from vines that are in excess of fifty years of age, and aged in small French oak barrels for fifteen to eighteen months prior to bottling.

Amongst the "innovations" practiced for the Chianti bottlings at Fattoria di Fèlsina these days is a profound respect for the Tuscan traditions of yesterday, and which are sadly in such short supply at so many neighboring estates. At Fèlsina it is widely recognized that the fame of Tuscan wines is based historically on the compelling character of wines produced primarily from Sangiovese, and the estate continues to champion this great varietal using only old "massale" selections cultivated from cuttings from their top old vineyards. The vineyards are farmed organically and the average age of the Sangiovese vines at Fèlsina is remarkably old, with the "normale" bottling of the Chianti Classico hailing from vineyards that average fully thirty years of age. The two distinct Riserva Chianti bottlings are made from vines in excess of fifty years of age. These old vine Chiantis are routinely amongst the most cellar-worthy wines made in the region, and have no difficulty aging and improving in the bottle over ten to fifteen years in any top vintage. Fèlsina also owns a companion estate, Castello di Farnetella, in neighboring Colli Senesi, from whose vineyards a more immediately accessible and earlier drinking style of Chianti is produced.

The style of the Fèlsina wines is deep and black fruity, with classic Tuscan spices married to fine expressions of soil, smoky tones and a deft touch of new oak. They will often have a bit of tannin in their youths, though always well-integrated into the body of the wine. As Sangiovese is much more adept at picking up the underlying soil nuances of the vineyard than either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot, the various Fèlsina Chianti bottlings and their Fontalloro are amongst the most classic expressions of Tuscan wine to be found in the market today. Delicious upon release, the wines of Fèlsina reach their apogees with several years of bottle age and are as fine examples as one can hope to find of great, classic Tuscan reds."

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Felsina Brut NV
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "This is an excellent new sparkling wine with lots of dough and apple character, plus hints of lime. Full to medium body, lovely texture and a long, beautiful finish. Made in conjunction with Cesare Ferrari and it shows. 24 months on yeast in bottle. A blend of Sangiovese,
Item Number: 30613
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $239.40
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Felsina Chianti Classico 'Rancia' Riserva 2011 375ml
Please note this is a 375mL (bottle) bottle, which is smaller than a regular 750mL bottle!
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94  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 94+ "A wine of incredible density, the 2011 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia is virtually impenetrable, but dazzling just the same. Rose petal, mint, sage, rosemary, leather and smoke hit the palate in a voluptuous, racy Rancia. The 2011 should drink well earlier than many other recent
Item Number: 30593
Bottle:$17.95
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Felsina Chianti Classico 2016
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "This is fragrant and floral with dark berries on the nose. Medium body, firm and silky tannins and a fresh, clean finish. A driven and linear Chianti Classico. The backbone of fresh acidity gives this focus."  "Fattoria di Fèlsina has long been one of the great names in
Item Number: 29921
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $239.40
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Felsina 'Vin Santo' 2006 375ml
Please note this is a 375mL (bottle) bottle, which is smaller than a regular 750mL bottle!
94  Vinous Media 
Wine Advocate 94 "The 2006 Vin Santo del Chianti Classico represens a blend of Trebbiano and Malvasia del Chianti that is aged in small oak barrels called caratelli for seven long years. This is a beautiful expression that is not too sweet or heavy. Indeed, it offers a noticeable level of elegance
Item Number: 29506
Bottle:$38.95
Case: $233.70
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Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva 2015
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94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94 "What a delicious nose that’s ripe, but also really well defined with dried red plums, hazelnuts, Indian spices, baking spices, cedar, tar and licorice. The dusty tannins are a delight, and so are the dried fruit and spices that warm the palate. They also penetrate all the way
Item Number: 28880
Bottle:$24.95
Case: $299.40
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Felsina 'Fontalloro' Sangiovese 2013
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96 "Gorgeous and soft, the 2013 Fontalloro is another landmark wine from this classic vintage. There is enormous intensity here and the wine is only at the beginning of its long aging trajectory. I suggest you put off drinking it for five to ten more years. There is evident thickness
Item Number: 25179
Bottle:$49.95
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Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia 2013
96  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 96+ "Fèlsina's 2013 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia bristles with energy, with veins of underlying acidity that give the wine its focus and drive. Dark red cherry, plum, rose petal, herb and licorice are some of the signatures. Most of the Fèlsina Chianti Classicos are defined by their
Item Number: 23780
Bottle:$48.95
Case: $587.40
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Felsina Chianti Classico 2015
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94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94 “Very focused and firm with chewy tannins and bright black cherry character. Medium body, dense center palate and a fresh finish. Solid. Fantastic wine.”  Vinous Media 92 "A stunning, spatial wine, the 2015 Chianti Classico Berardenga is a wine to buy by the case and savor over

Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva 2013
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93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 "A deep, powerful wine, the 2013 Chianti Classico Riserva has quite a bit of depth for a cool, late-ripening vintage. Sage, tobacco, menthol, smoke and dark cherry hit the palate in a deep, beautifully layered Chianti Classico endowed with real personality and class. This is another

Felsina Chianti Classico 2014
90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90+ "The 2014 Chianti Classico Berardenga is fabulous. Fresh, aromatic and salivating with acidity, the 2014 is a super-old school Chianti Classico from start to finish. The intense acidity might come as a shock to readers used to more contemporary, supple wines, but this is a terrific

Felsina Chianti Classico 2013 375ml
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92  James Suckling 
Wine Spectator 92 WS TOP 100 2016 Rank 40 "Rich and sumptuous, boasting pure flavors of cherry and raspberry, matched to a juicy texture. There are plenty of tannins neatly folded into the overall structure, with hints of mineral and tea on the long, expansive finish. Best from 2017 through 2024."

Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva 2012
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95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95 "There's a lot of grip to this red, with earth, cherry and tobacco flavors. Leans toward the tannins in the balance but remains vibrant and long. Pair with a hearty ragù or salumi."  Wine Advocate 92 "The 2012 vintage was less problematic in the Castelnuovo Berardenga sub zone

Felsina Chianti Classico 2013
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92  James Suckling 
Wine Spectator 92 WS TOP 100 2016 Rank 40 "Rich and sumptuous, boasting pure flavors of cherry and raspberry, matched to a juicy texture. There are plenty of tannins neatly folded into the overall structure, with hints of mineral and tea on the long, expansive finish. Best from 2017 through 2024."

Felsina 'Fontalloro' Sangiovese 2010
94  Vinous Media 
Wine Advocate 94+ "The 2010 Fontalloro is 100% Sangiovese sourced from various vineyards. It starts off with a sassy, playful personality thanks to ripe cherry and forest fruit. The complexity of the bouquet builds steadily to include mineral, herbs, anisette and dark clay. The chiseled mineral

Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva 2011
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93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 "Dark red cherries, plums, grilled herbs, tobacco, smoke and anise meld together in the 2011 Chianti Classico Riserva. Silky layers provide the backdrop for a core of rich, explosive fruit. Even with all of its richness, the 2011 needs more time in bottle to fully blossom. Today,

Felsina Chianti Classico 2012
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93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "There are mushrooms on the nose of this Chianti Classico, but these soon give way to subtle, deep aromas of blackberry crumble with hints of mint and ivy. It soon fills up the mouth with beautifully dense fruit and fine tannins, nutty, woody undertones and long finish. Gorgeous

Felsina Chianti Classico 'Rancia' Riserva 2010
95  Antonio Galloni 
Antonio Galloni 95+ "The 2010 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia is cool, inward and reserved at this stage. Much less expressive than it was from barrel, today the 2010 appears to be in a closed phase. There is so much tension in the glass, though, and I can hardly wait to see where the 2010 goes

Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva 2010
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93+ "The 2010 Chianti Classico Riserva is host to a beautiful mix of black mineral, fruit, dried mint and eucalyptus. The wine shows elegant evolution in the glass and backs it up with dry, polished tannins. This is a stunning effort available at a reasonable price. Anticipated

Felsina Chianti Classico 2011
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "The 2011 Chianti Classico is absolutely impressive and is one of the best base Chianti Classicos I have tasted from 2011. You feel the ripeness and heat of the vintage, but this wine also delivers surprising finesse and complexity. Black cherry and baking spice mingle on the

Felsina 'Maestro Raro' Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
93  Antonio Galloni 
Antonio Galloni 93+ "Lavender, smoke, wild herbs, cassis, scorched earth and black fruit burst from the glass in the 2010 Maestro Raro. In 2010, the Cabernet Sauvignon notes are more prominent than they are in the 2011 tasted alongside it, but the tannins are also quite searing at this stage.

Felsina 'Vin Santo' 2004 375ml
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97  Antonio Galloni 
Antonio Galloni 97 "The 2004 Vin Santo del Chianti Classico is fabulous. A reference point wine for the region, the 2004 captures the heart and intellect with its superb balance and pure pedigree. The style is moderately sweet and oxidative, in the best of the Vin Santo tradition. Savory herbs,

Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva 2009
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2009 Chianti Classico Riserva is stunningly beautiful. It boasts a great core of dark red fruit, licorice, spices, new leather and herbs. The 2009 impresses for its mid-palate density and sheer power. This is a great showing. The 2009 can be enjoyed today, but it is rather

Felsina 'Maestro Raro' Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
95  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 95 "Black currant, cherry, cedar, olive and coffee aromas and flavors are intense, yet match the refined structure in this classy red. The tannins are assertive and ripe, providing grip and focus. The finish evokes black currant, herb and spice notes. Best from 2015 through 2030.

Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia 2009
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "The 2009 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia emerges from the glass with freshly cut roses, sweet red berries, licorice, spices and tar. This is a mid-weight, silky Rancia that impresses for its textural beauty and finesse. The Rancia emerges from a high-altitude site planted from

Felsina Chianti Classico 2010
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "The 2010 Chianti Classico is beautiful, pointed and articulate. Sweet red berries, anise, flowers, spices and licorice are some of the many notes that flow from this gorgeous Chianti. The freshness and vibrancy are pure 2010. The Chianti Classico is 100% Sangiovese aged in a