Fattoria di Felsina "Rancia" Chianti Classico Riserva 2016

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Varietal: Sangiovese
Sub-Region: Chianti Classico
Region: Tuscany
Color: Red
Country/State: Italy
Newsletter Wines: August 2019 Newsletter
97 Decanter (2/11/2019) "The south-facing Rancia vineyard reaches altitudes of 420 metres, overlooking the lower-lying vineyards of Colli Senesi. It boasts complex soils of calcareous clay layered with the chalky white limestone-like alberese and schistose galestro. This 2016 vintage is simply stunning. It's stately yet gracious, with personality for days, leading with a sumptuous nose of smoke, exotic spice and iron-rich earth. Ripe fruit coats the mouth yet it remains buoyant and tangy as chalky tannins charge in to frame the palate. A seductive wine with an appetising, savoury edge and a long, long life ahead. Drinking Window 2023 - 2041."
96 Wine Advocate (5/31/2019) "The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia knocks it out of the park. Like the other new releases from Felsina, 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. Drink Date 2020 - 2040."
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750 ML
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