Felsina Chianti Classico RISERVA Rancia 2019 750ml

SKU: 005610 ISBN: 827772200076

Wine Information:

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Appellation: Chianti Classico Riserva

Variety: Sangiovese


Ruby red appearance with rich, intense tones. Spicy nose with floral notes and hints of wild berry (red and black), accompanied by mineral impressions and light toasted notes. Spice reappears on the palate, which displays firm but supple tannins, and the finale is vigorous and taut. Overall, the wine is compelling for its flavor-rich mid-palate and supporting acidity.

Wine Advocate 94 points An icon wine of Tuscany, the Fèlsina 2019 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia (with 48,000 bottles made) is distinguished by its special aromatic fingerprint that truly brings us to a sense of place. At its heart, the wine reveals dark fruit and plum. More interesting, however, are the dusty mineral sensations that give so much texture and depth to the Rancia. These aromas can only be found in Sangiovese from the galestro and alberese-rich soils of Chianti Classico. This vintage follows up with sweet tobacco, toasted chestnut and scorched earth. Give this wine more time to flesh out and evolve in the bottle.Decanter 91 points Rancia is Fèlsina’s 6.25ha vineyard. It looks southwest toward the region of Montalcino and is bathed in balmy breezes from the sea beyond. The soil is rocky - prominently limestone-rich Alberese with Galestro marl. The 2019 transmits all the warmth of the site at a remarkably balanced 13.5% alcohol. Still wrapped up in toasted oak, it takes some coaxing to get to the ripe, rich prune and baked cherry. Lush and full, it effortlessly soaks up its solid structure and generous wood. Leather, anise and iron lace the palate and it closes with a drying sensation. Another year or so in the bottle is recommended. — Michaela MorrisJeb Dunnuck 94 points Amplified even further is the 2019 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia, which offers up a musky cologne of cedar, cherry licorice, cracked pepper, and menthol. It is medium to full bodied, with a rich tannin structure, a broad mid-palate, and a long, fragrant finish. This will certainly be a wine that needs time in cellar and will continue to improve over the coming 10-15 years. Drink 2025-2040.Jancis Robinson 17 points 17+ Rating - Castelnuovo Berardenga. 100% Sangiovese.
Mid ruby with orange tinges. Sour cherry over savoury-sweet oak. Pure sour-cherry palate of great depth and with lots of oak, but it works. Well-handled oak treatment and high-quality fruit makes this possible, but less oak might just deliver a more individual wine.  Walter SpellerJames Suckling 95 points Darker fruit on the nose with walnut, spice box, incense and espresso bean, too. Medium-bodied, firm and structured with polished tannins and a creamy, compact mid-palate. Quality dark oak spice throughout. Long and rich.