2018 Felsina Fontalloro

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Fontalloro is the most representative expression of Fèlsina’s Sangiovese.The grapes come from vineyards straddling the border between Chianti Classico and the Chianti Colli Senesi denomination. The vineyards lying within the Chianti Classico appellation are in the highest area of Fèlsina while those in the Chianti Colli Senesi are lower down (407-330 meters above sea level). With a southwestern exposure, the grapes are influenced by diverse soil compositions: on the Chianti Classico side the soil is stony and calcareous; on the Crete Senesi side the soil is sandy, loamy and silty with pebbles and marine sediments. First vintage 1983.

Winemaker Notes
Ruby red color with rich and intense tones. Variety of aromatic herbs accentuated with generous notes of tobacco and wet earth (dry earth, as well), black currant and licorice. The palate manifests good consistency of medium-smooth tannins to ensure the lengthy aging. Rich structure and weight and elegant breed on the finish. Optimum cellar life in all vintages.

Critical Acclaim
James Suckling, 94 points
A tight and intense, pure sangiovese with density in the center palate and a linear and racy tannin texture. Bright and long. Balanced and harmonious.

Italy, Tuscany
100% Sangiovese

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