Felsina `Fontalloro` 2018
Sumptuous red and black fruits alongside intense concentration and ample tannins. A beauty for ageing.
Fèlsina are a benchmark Chianti producer, focusing solely on Sangiovese production. They produce one of the most ageworthy and consistently high quality ranges of wines in all of Italy. An absolutely gorgeous wine, with terrific depth and texture. Classic notes of sweet cherry, plum and mocha. Will age.
Region/Country: Chianti Classico, Tuscany, France
Production Method: Sustainable farming. Stainless steel fermentation followed by 12 months ageing in Slavonian oak and 3 months bottle maturation.
Style: Deep and intense with concentrated fruit and savoury character
Pairing Suggestion: Tuscan dishes, grilled meats, vegetable dishes
Profile: Sangiovese is Italy's most planted grape variety, and the most dominant in Central Italy where it is responsible for some of the world's classic wines. Sangiovese has a broad flavour spectrum, ranging through mulberries, prunes, spice, tobacco, sometimes leather and chestnuts with a tendency toward extreme savouriness rather than fruit sweetness. When yields are low, as they typically are in the Classico zones and Brunello, the wines produced show extreme concentration and great longevity. There are few better pleasures than a mature Sangiovese. As with Nebbiolo, it is rather unfortunate that Sangiovese has rarely been mastered outside of its traditional home.
Classic Regions: Chianti, Brunello, Marche, Emilia-Romagna (Italy), McLaren Vale (Australia)