Province of Siena
Owner: Beppe Poggiali
Winemaker: Franco Bernabei
Production: 400,000 bottles
Hectares under vine: 62
Founded in 1966 by Domenico Poggiali, Fèlsina was the Etruscan name for this viticultural terroir nearly 3000 years ago. The estate at the southern border of Castelnuovo Berardenga remains one of Tuscany’s finest terrains. Today, Beppe Poggiali, Giuseppe Mazzocolin and superstar winemaker Franco Bernabei form an awesome team that has overseen 25 years of extensive research and clonal selection to achieve an incredible combination of complexity, structure, power and finesse. Fèlsina has been awarded Tre Bicchieri every year since the first publication of Gambero Rosso’s Vini d’Italia in 1988, and in 2009 they were named Winery of the Year.
Rancia, the estate’s single vineyard Riserva, is simply superb; ripe and racy fruit balancing spice, game, and mineral notes with layered, lingering flavours. Fontalloro is 100% Sangiovese from vineyards located just outside the Chianti Classico border and is renowned for its structure, concentration, intensity and depth. Vin Santo is a blend of air-dried Malvasia, Trebbiano and a smidge of Sangiovese, aged for seven years in small barrels and another year in bottle before release. Deep golden in colour, with a bouquet of almonds and candied fruits confirmed on the sweet, highly concentrated palate.
Wines by FÈLSINA
- 2017 Chianti Classico DOCG (Sangiovese)
- 2015 Chianti Classico DOCG Reserva ‘Rancia’ (Sangiovese)
- 2015 Fontalloro IGT (Sangiovese)
- 2006 Vin Santo DOC (375ml)