Chianti Classico "Berardenga", Fèlsina
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Chianti Classico "Berardenga", Fèlsina - 2020

Item # 42994 750mL

Delicious Chianti Classico from one of Tuscany's top estates. Packed with ripe red berry fruit and displaying Felsina's typical finesse, this is a truly memorable bottle.

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This Chianti Classico from Castelnuovo Berardenga is my go to for Chianti. It never fails to be a crowd pleaser when I bring it to family meals with my Italian in-laws or just a quiet dinner at home. It's a bit on the lighter side for a Chianti, very approachable with ruby red fruit delicate spices, while maintaining nice tannins on the finish making it very food friendly. They achieve this by temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel before aging for 12 months in mostly new Slovenian barrels. I had it most recently with pork sausage pasta with aged Parmigiano Reggiano, and it was just perfect.

- HW

Glossary

Chianti

One of the famed wine-producing regions of Tuscany. Wines of Chianti can be made from any number of Sangiovese clones, and likewise the wines span a wide spectrum of flavor and aroma profiles. Young, fresh Chianti can offer notes of raspberries and sage on the nose and an almost ephemeral palate, supported by only slightly astringent acidity. Chianti Classico Riservas, at the other end of the spectrum, can be deep and brooding, with notes of underbrush and blackberries augmented by cocoa,...

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Sangiovese

Italy's most planted grape variety is at the heart of some of the most beloved wines in the country. Grown all over the region, but especially in Central Italy, Sangiovese is the only grape allowed in Brunello di Montalcino, and the main grape in Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Chianti, and countless other delicious Italian blends. Sangiovese has shown itself in recent years to be an excellent complement to Cabernet Sauvignon in red Italian blends; this grape duo forms the basis of many of the...

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Tuscany

When you think of Tuscan wine, think of Sangiovese, the grape that is common to most great Tuscan reds (Vernaccia is the only white wine made here). Brunello di Montalcino, one of the most complex expressions of Sangiovese, has the best aging potential. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano shows the softer side of the grape, containing up to 20% of other varieties. Young Chianti often smells of fresh fruit and herbs, while Chianti Classico Riserva can be dark and brooding. The term “Super Tuscans”...

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