Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico 2021

Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico 2021

 

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Felsina Berardenga
Chianti Classico 2021
  • Vintage : 2021
  • Country : Italy
  • Region : Tuscany (Chianti Classico)
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style : Deep Full Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14°
  • Grappes : 100% Sangiovese

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.

Experts Score Vintage
JS James Suckling 93 2021
WS Wine Spectator 91 2021
RP Robert Parker 91 2021
JD Jeb Dunnuck 91 2020
DCT Decanter 90 2020
WE Wine Enthusiast 92 2018
W&S Wines & Spirits 92 2016
More information on wine critics and ratings

Chianti Classico is the cornerstone of the 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.

James Suckling (JS) : 93 Points (2021)
A firm and silky red with cherry, dried flower and orange peel aromas and flavors. It’s medium-bodied with fine tannins and a fresh and focused finish. Needs a little time to soften but I already enjoy the energy here. Drink or hold.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 91 Points (2021)
This has a saline undercurrent to the cherry, cinnamon, rose hip, earth and Tuscan scrub flavors, all backed by a solid base of tannins and vibrant acidity. Long, energetic finish. Best from 2024 through 2030.

Robert Parker (RP) : 91 Points (2021)
The Fèlsina 2021 Chianti Classico Berardenga has a spicy or crunchy side that I often find with Sangiovese. There is a lot of fruit brightness here with cassis, red cherry, mineral, dried tobacco and grilled rosemary. This is an easy-drinking Tuscan red with the natural acidity and brightness to pair with a classic lasagna or eggplant parmigiana.

Jeb Dunnuck (JD) : 91 Points (2020)
A pure and open wine out of the gate, the 2020 Chianti Classico Berardenga is fresh with aromas of pine sap, anise, and cherry lozenge. Medium bodied with fine tannin and a modest but refreshing finish, this is a fantastic entry point for the Felsina range, for casual drinking with braised meats or Bolognese.

Decanter (DCT) : 90 Points (2020)
In the commune of Castelnuovo Berardenga, Fèlsina’s expansive vineyards are at the luminous southeastern tip of Chianti Classico. The Berardenga label represents a plentiful annual production of 250,000 bottles. On first impression, the 2020 is overtly ripe, yet with time prune cake and vanilla notes subside, allowing wild herb and savoury nuances to step in. The chewy tannins are long and supple, with ample fruit density to balance.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 92 Points (2018)
New leather, camphor and blue flower are some of the aromas you'll find on this bright, fragrant red. On the medium-bodied palate, vibrant acidity and taut tannins surround cassis, Marasca cherry and tobacco notes. Drink 2022–2028.

Wines & Spirits (W&S) : 92 Points (2016)
The temperate 2016 growing season yielded a beautifully perfumed and poised Chianti Classico at Fèlsina. The aromas and flavors are pure Tuscany, with scents of lavender and dried thyme that lead into flavors of ripe black cherry and even savory tomato skin. Notes of pink peppercorns and leafy tobacco emerge with air, adding layers to the fleshy fruit.

Felsina Berardenga Fontalloro 2019
Felsina Berardenga Fontalloro 2019
Felsina Berardenga
Fontalloro 2019
JS
96
JD
95
WS
92
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I Sistri Chardonnay 2019
WS
90
RP
91
DCT
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WS
96
RP
95
JR
90
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