San Felice Chianti Classico 2008
Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Our Chianti Classico is purely classical in style, relaxed and easy-going, elegant and rounded, medium-bodied, youthful, and fruity. A wonderful expression of the distinctive character of sangiovese.
"Full of sweet cherry, raspberry, floral and balsamic notes, this red presents a tension between sweet fruit and wild, leafy elements, followed by a firm finish. Best from 2013 through 2020. 30,000 cases made. "
"San Felice’s 2008 Chianti Classico (Sangiovese) offers up dried red cherries, flowers, tobacco and underbrush on a medium-bodied frame. The somewhat delicate, fleeting style suggests this is best enjoyed sooner rather than later. Flowers, menthol and dried herbs add lovely complexity on the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. "
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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....
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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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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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