Fattoria di Felsina Fontalloro 2015
Fontalloro is the perfect expression of Fèlsina Sangiovese. Fontalloro grapes come from vineyards straddling the border between Chianti Classico and the Chianti Colli Senesi denomination. The vineyards lying within the Chianti Classico appellation are in the highest area of Fèlsina while those in the Chianti Colli Senesi are lower (407-330 meters above sea level). With a southwestern exposure, the grapes are influenced by diverse soil compositions: on the Chianti Classico side the soil is stony and calcareous; on the Crete Senesi side the soil is sandy, loamy and silty with pebbles and marine sediments. The first vintage was 1983.
Look for a ruby red color with rich and intense tones. A variety of aromatic herbs accentuated with generous notes of tobacco and wet earth (dry earth, as well), black currant and licorice fill the nose. The palate manifests good consistency of medium-smooth tannins to ensure the lengthy aeing. Rich structure and weight and elegant breed on the finish. This wine boasts optimum cellar life in all vintages.
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VinousSangiovese is elevated to a level of exceptional finesse and purity in this stunningly beautiful, vivid edition of Fontalloro. In fact, 2015 is one of the few vintages where Fontalloro runs truly neck and neck with Rancia. Pliant, silky and floral, Fontalloro is wonderfully sensual from the very first taste. Sandy soils confer aromatic intensity to this super-expressive, arrestingly beautiful wine from Fèlsina.
Wine SpectatorThis red is savory and fruity, offering black cherry, blackberry, plum, leather, spice and underbrush flavors, matched to a firm matrix of tannins. Just a bit on the rustic side now, with beefy tannins, yet balanced overall. Sangiovese. Best from 2021 through 2035. 2,500 cases made.