Felsina Beradenga Chianti Classico DOCG 2016
This is Tuscany screaming from the glass. Bright cherry fruit, cracking acidity, integrated tannins and a very long finish. This is definitely a food wine but when combined with your best pasta or Italian foods this wine sings and improves the flavours in the meal. 2012 is a great vintage that can be enjoyed now or cellared for years to come.
VARIETY: 100% Sangiovese. The Beradenga Chianti Classico is the cornerstone of the Felsina estate’s production. The vineyards are located in Castelnuovo Berardenga, in the southeastern part of the Chianti Classico appellation, to the southeast of Siena. Almost exclusively with a southwestern exposure, they sprawl across ventilated slopes at an altitude ranging from 320-420 meters above sea level. Geologically, the terrains are mixed: in the higher parts the soil is predominantly rock quartz and calcareous alberese mixed with alluvial pebbles; strataform sandstone and loam characterize the vineyards on the edge of the Colli Senesi in the direction of the Crete Senesi. First vintage 1967.
VINIFICATION: After the quality-selected clusters are de-stemmed and pressed, the must is fermented and macerated in stainless steel for 12-15 days at 28°C and 30°C, with programmed punchdowns and daily pumpovers. In March-April, the new wine goes into medium-size Slavonian oak barrels, and a small percentage into twice and thrice used oak barrels; after 12 months of maturation, the final blend is assembled, bottled, and ages in glass a minimum of 3 months.
TASTING NOTES: Ruby red with deep intensity and hue. Fruity, fine and elegant aromas dominated by wild berries, along with array of spicy notes. Fruity on the palate with good tannins and a lingering finish.