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Date Printed: 11/1/2014
Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico 2008
Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico 2008
(search item no. 108029)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 11/1/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep, attractive ruby red color. Elegantly fruity nose, with marked scents of wild red berries foregrounding nuances of mixed spices. The palate, too, shows excellent fruit supported by judicious tannins. Lengthy finish.
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About Fattoria di Felsina:

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 winery of consistency, producing Chianti Classicos with the ability to age up to two decades for the right vintage. Much like the great Brunello estates, it is the marriage of an ideal microclimate and the uncompromising commitment of a dedicated staff that educes the full character of Tuscany's noble grape, even in off vintages. Even more importantly, this is a producer who creates compelling wines and releases them at contained prices, making Felsina accessible to all wine enthusiasts and one of Italy's greatest values!