Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico 2005

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

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Item No. 92042
  • red wine
  • RP88
  • ST88
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Winemaker's Notes

The Berardenga district, in southeast Chianti Classico, is mirrored in the Chianti Classico Berardenga, a monovarietal Sangiovese. The grapes are sourced as well from the vineyards of the Paglierese wine estate on the northwest border of Felsina, where the average vineyard age is over 30 years.

"Felsina's 2005 Chianti Classico offers perfumed, spiced red fruit on a medium-bodied frame, with excellent length and lovely overall balance. Year in year out Felsina's Chianti Classico is a reference point wine for the region. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2010."
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
88 Points

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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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