Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Riserva Rancia Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

9.143 ratings
9.12 pro ratings
Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese Blend
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

Nose has ripe plum, ripe blackberry, black currant, mashed black cherry, crunchy dry leaves, moist soil and mild cedar notes.

Palate has tart plum, blackberries from a heavily rainy grow season (not concentrated), dried cranberry, dried cherry, leather, touch of cocoa powder and (light) anise/licorice. Tannins are still making themselves known, but not obtrusive.

Young bottle, future bottles may be 2021-23 in hopes of more palate concentration. A lovely producer whose entire lineup is worthy of your attention. A solid wine for the vintage, embrace and be happy.

(Likely better scoring at an 8th or 10th year birthday.)

Nose has ripe plum, ripe blackberry, black currant, mashed black cherry, crunchy dry leaves, moist soil and mild cedar notes.

Palate has tart plum, blackberries from a heavily rainy grow season (not concentrated), dried cranberry, dried cherry, leather, touch of cocoa powder and (light) anise/licorice. Tannins are still making themselves known, but not obtrusive.

Young bottle, future bottles may be 2021-23 in hopes of more palate concentration. A lovely producer whose entire lineup is worthy of your attention. A solid wine for the vintage, embrace and be happy.

(Likely better scoring at an 8th or 10th year birthday.)

Oct 14th, 2019
Brian McMahon

Sales Polaner Selections

2013 built for the long haul

2013 built for the long haul

Jul 12th, 2016
Pekka Holma

A little bit more mature notes than last time. Ripe cherry, liqourice and almost balmasic. Very nice! I want to see where this is going with more cellar time.

A little bit more mature notes than last time. Ripe cherry, liqourice and almost balmasic. Very nice! I want to see where this is going with more cellar time.

Sep 13th, 2019
Scott Soren

Rich and dark. Luscious mouth feel. Medium acidity and integrated tannins. Black fruit dominate this with underlying earth tones.

Rich and dark. Luscious mouth feel. Medium acidity and integrated tannins. Black fruit dominate this with underlying earth tones.

Sep 8th, 2019
Guido Rainuzzo

Strong oak with some fruit peeking through.

Strong oak with some fruit peeking through.

May 31st, 2019
Scott Soren

Black cherry and currant with cedar acidic finish. Holy moly. Yum. It’s a little early for this but so delicious

Black cherry and currant with cedar acidic finish. Holy moly. Yum. It’s a little early for this but so delicious

Feb 28th, 2019
Freek Welter

Stunning PQ!

Stunning PQ!

Feb 23rd, 2019
Michael Meyer

Muted on opening...so much in fact that I thought it was flawed. 90 minutes later it started to blossom and was improving up to the last drop. Massive tannins, this will need a few years (probably will rate much higher as well).

Muted on opening...so much in fact that I thought it was flawed. 90 minutes later it started to blossom and was improving up to the last drop. Massive tannins, this will need a few years (probably will rate much higher as well).

Dec 29th, 2018
Gary Grose

Beautiful out of the bottle and into the decanter where it evolved during pouring. Cherry and tannins that went with everything. Considering this is probably $60 at retail it’s a great value for this level of wine.

Beautiful out of the bottle and into the decanter where it evolved during pouring. Cherry and tannins that went with everything. Considering this is probably $60 at retail it’s a great value for this level of wine.

Dec 25th, 2018
Adam Jaime

Leaning toward mature fruit and mellow Chianti flavors. Brick red color with some oxidation.

Leaning toward mature fruit and mellow Chianti flavors. Brick red color with some oxidation.

Aug 29th, 2018