The Chianti Classico Riserva Felsina shows a beautiful mix of minerals, fruit, dried mint and eucalyptus. The wine shows an elegant evolution in the glass, supported by dry and smooth tannins. An amazing bottle at a reasonable price
It was 1966 when Domenico Poggialini bought the property of Felsina in the Berardenga area at the extreme south of the Chianti Classico appellation.
At that time the company existed mainly for the production of oil, cereals and other crops. There were just 2.5 hectares of vineyards and while Domenico and his son Beppe worked hard to expand the vineyards and the winery during the early years, it was only with the arrival of Giuseppe Mazzacolin following his marriage to Domenico’s daughter , Gloria, that Felsina took flight.
With Mazzacolin, Bernabei’s oenological consultancy also arrived and the need to focus on Sangiovese as the main vine of the company as opposed to the fashion of the period which saw relying on Bordeaux vines.
The wines of Felsina are children of their terroir which is very varied. The soils can be clayey-sandy with marine deposits or stony (alberese) and poor.
The result is an exciting palette of Chianti Classico that have in common a generous body, great complexity and notes of fruit and undergrowth that are always clearly perceptible.