In 1966, when Italian vineyards were in decline, one man took up the challenge of making a great wine in Italy. His name was Domenico Poggiali Fèlsina. For over 50 years now, his domaine has successfully set the benchmark for its appellation and is considered to be one of the finest Chianti vineyards. He tends his Sangiovese vines with scrupulous attention and the domaine produces delicate, well-balanced terroir wines.
About the cuvée
Grown in a vineyard with due south-easterly exposure at more than 400 metres in altitude, Fèlsina's Chianti Classico Riserva enjoys an exceptional terroir – especially its limestone subsoil – in Castulnuovo Berardenga. This wine, with its dense, dark colour, delivers a floral, slightly spicy bouquet enlivened by aromas of small red and black berries. A complex, well-balanced, persistent wine.
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