2013 Felsina Fontalloro (100% Sangiovese)
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96 Points Wine Advocate
Gorgeous and soft, the 2013 Fontalloro is another landmark wine from this classic vintage. There is enormous intensity here and the wine is only at the beginning of its long aging trajectory. I suggest you put off drinking it for five to ten more years. There is evident thickness and generosity here, especially in the way those bold fruit favors are woven between dark spice and leather. The tannins are fine and well integrated.
-Monica Larner 12/2016
I have to admit we have already consumed a couple bottles in our tasting room. The first one was rock solid and quintessentially Tuscany. It showed wonderfully over the course of 3 days being open which is a great testament to its age-ability. The 2nd bottle did not make it to day 2. This is a legendary bottling from one of Chianti's best producers at a great price this is a slam dunk for fans of serious Chianti or Brunello di Montalcino. Drink or cellar but give one of these a try and see why we loved it so much.
Fèlsina was established in 1966 when Domenico Poggiali found a cellar tucked into the limestone hillside in Castelnuovo Berardenga. The property had formerly been established by the Grand Dukes of Tuscany. Poggiali slowly built up his estate based upon the foundation of tradition and the highest standards of organic viticulture.
Fontalloro is the most representative expression of Fèlsina’s Sangiovese. Rather than being labeled as a singular "Chianti" it is labled as just Toscana. Fontalloro 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.
2013 is now cemented as a modern day classic, sharing many of those traits that has put 2010, 2006, 2001, 1999, 1996, and 1990 in such a revered place.