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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
San Felice Campogiovanni Brunello di Montalcino 1997
San Felice Campogiovanni Brunello di Montalcino 1997
(search item no. 54160)
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $43.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2007 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A purple to ruby-red hue, a fragrant grapey nose, a delicate, refreshing dry taste and a clean finish. Enjoy it young, from one to four years from the vintage.

FOOD AFFINITIES: All manner of poultry, especially turkey and chicken. Roasted meats, cheeses, pasta with tomato based sauces. Fondue, stews, risottos, even Bagna Cauda.

My Notes:

About San Felice:

Agricola San Felice is a multi-faceted enterprise with activities spread over various locations:

Above all, of course, the tenute, or farm estates, with their prized vines and olive trees; the Vitiarium, where most of the scientific research is carried out; the winecellars, where all of the production takes place, from vinification to maturation in barriques and bottling.

Also the frantoio, or olive-oil press; the borgo, the company headquarters and retail enoteca, but, in particular, a medieval hamlet transformed into an elegant hotel complex; and, finally, the livestock operation, centred on raising prized local breeds.

The Tenuta San Felice lies in the commune of Castelnuovo Berardenga, at an altitude of about 400 metres, in the southern portion of the Chianti Classico district. It encompasses some 650 hectares, of which 140 are in high-quality vineyards, and boasts about 17,000 olive trees.