Chianti Classico Riserva 'Rancia' 2017

Chianti Classico Riserva 'Rancia' 2017

Fontalloro 2017

This is Fèlsina’s original SuperTuscan, first made in 1983 from 100% Sangiovese. At the time, the wine was labelled as Vino da Tavola since there was no approved higher denomination for a monovarietal wine. The border that defines Chianti Classico and Colli Senesi runs through the Fèlsina's estate and Fontalloro is sourced from both of these areas. As such, it is labelled IGT.

Renowned for its powerful structure, depth and complexity, Fontalloro has more in common with the wines from nearby Montalcino and rewards patient cellaring. Dark berry fruit, leather, spice
and tobacco develop alomng with earthy notes with time in the bottle. The powerful palate is structured with a hefty charge of medium-smooth tannins. 
$163 per bottle
Availability: In stock

Fontalloro is exquisite in 2017. It is also such a contrast to the Rancia, as the two wines could not possibly be more different. Fontalloro is bright and vibrant, with more sweet red Sangiovese character than the darker Rancia. It is also incredibly delicious now, even though it clearly has the energy to age for many years. The 2017 is one of the finest Fontalloros I can remember tasting. 95 points, Antonio Galloni 

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Wine Category red
Village Castelnuovo Berardenga
Vintage 2017
Region Tuscany
Bottle Size 750ml
Winemaker Franco Bernabei
Winery Fèlsina