Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Fontalloro Toscana Sangiovese

9.231 ratings
9.13 pro ratings
Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Beef, Venison, White Rice, Potato, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Duck, Tomato-Based, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lamb, Turkey, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
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Alessandro Rossi

Da perdere in cantina ! Giovanissimo !☺️

Da perdere in cantina ! Giovanissimo !☺️

Jan 1st, 2014
Stephen Redenbaugh

Another mystery wine I don’t recall buying..glad I did. So hard not to groove on aged Sangiovese from a very good producer. Soft, silken, smooth and remarkably dark and concentrated at age 16. Home-made pasta, meatballs, and sausage and playoff football... doesn’t get much better. The wine displays beautiful classic notes of berry, sun-dried tomato, and some dirt. But marvelous match with the acidity of tomato sauce with pork and basil. Used to always tell buyers to stick to the two “f’s” when it comes to everyday reliable Tuscan red.

Another mystery wine I don’t recall buying..glad I did. So hard not to groove on aged Sangiovese from a very good producer. Soft, silken, smooth and remarkably dark and concentrated at age 16. Home-made pasta, meatballs, and sausage and playoff football... doesn’t get much better. The wine displays beautiful classic notes of berry, sun-dried tomato, and some dirt. But marvelous match with the acidity of tomato sauce with pork and basil. Used to always tell buyers to stick to the two “f’s” when it comes to everyday reliable Tuscan red.

Jan 10th, 2021
Byron Hewett

PnP. Ready to go. Quite dark in color. Nice Sangiovese bite. Still tart and fairly tannic. Initial attack seems a bit thin, but from the mid palate on this builds in power. Long finish. I prefer the normale CC, CCR and Rancia to this bottling. Earthy.

PnP. Ready to go. Quite dark in color. Nice Sangiovese bite. Still tart and fairly tannic. Initial attack seems a bit thin, but from the mid palate on this builds in power. Long finish. I prefer the normale CC, CCR and Rancia to this bottling. Earthy.

Jul 28th, 2020
Byron Hewett

Extracted, dark, rich, black cherry, earthy, tobacco, powerful and good!

Extracted, dark, rich, black cherry, earthy, tobacco, powerful and good!

Jan 11th, 2019
Byron Hewett

Excellent. Mature, but will hold for years. Has nice tertiary notes.

Excellent. Mature, but will hold for years. Has nice tertiary notes.

Jan 8th, 2018
Ted
9.0

Lots of cedar early but that calmed down. Very drinkable on a Saturday afternoon.

Lots of cedar early but that calmed down. Very drinkable on a Saturday afternoon.

Sep 16th, 2017
James Thacker

Firmly built and in its prime. Tart cherries on a base of darker fruit. Great, earthy tannin. Super good wine

Firmly built and in its prime. Tart cherries on a base of darker fruit. Great, earthy tannin. Super good wine

Sep 3rd, 2017
Stephen Mandy

Deep purple red color, slightly tannic with intense red fruit flavor and long lingering finish

Deep purple red color, slightly tannic with intense red fruit flavor and long lingering finish

May 10th, 2017
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9.2

Bottle #6 since 2011 and this is the best showing yet for me. Needed 30-40 minutes to fully open, then was terrific.

Bottle #6 since 2011 and this is the best showing yet for me. Needed 30-40 minutes to fully open, then was terrific.

Jan 15th, 2017
Matthew Beckman

A big, very young Fontalloro....decanted for 4+ hours and was still fairly one dimensional. Producer and vintage to imagine cellar time will help considerably

A big, very young Fontalloro....decanted for 4+ hours and was still fairly one dimensional. Producer and vintage to imagine cellar time will help considerably

Sep 6th, 2015