Felsina Fontalloro 2001

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

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Item No. 92103
  • RP93
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Winemaker's Notes

"The 2001 Fontalloro vies with the legendary 1985 of the house as the best in its distinguished history, packed and powerful with riper and sweeter fruit, rich sensations of dark chocolate, licorice, and road tar, and a dense, expanding finish which promises over a dozen years of high-class drinking ahead."
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
93 Points

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Preman - Richardson, TX (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(4/8/2011)
Style: Earthy & Spicy
Pair with: Pasta > Tomato-base
Strong and elegant Sangiovese-based wine. I found this 2001 vintage at a small restaurant/winery. The Sangiovese retains its tart characteristics, going well with pasta dishes.
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Learn About Felsina Map ItMap It

In the 17 published editions of Gambero Rosso, Italy"s acclaimed wine rating guide, this Tuscan estate has won the coveted Tre Bicchieri (Three Glasses) award 17 times. They are a favorite of IWM, Robert Parker, and any Tuscan wine enthusiast. And they did it by revealing the true essence of the Sangiovese grape and the Chianti Classico terroir. What this tells us is that this is a...

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Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Learn About Sangiovese

Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...

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