Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Riserva Rancia Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

9.147 ratings
9.23 pro ratings
Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese Blend
Goose, Game, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Mushrooms, Onion, Veal, Hard Cheese, Pork, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
James Forsyth

Holy smokes this is good. Backbone aplenty and intense acidity define this beauty. Red fruit and licorice about. It tastes like a baby still. Indeed, in the coming years I'm sure it'll become much more giving. I've been using my Coravin on the 2013 Felsina Rancia for around a month. Consistent impressions so far.

Holy smokes this is good. Backbone aplenty and intense acidity define this beauty. Red fruit and licorice about. It tastes like a baby still. Indeed, in the coming years I'm sure it'll become much more giving. I've been using my Coravin on the 2013 Felsina Rancia for around a month. Consistent impressions so far.

Apr 18th, 2020
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
Eric Guido

Deeply impressed today by the utterly classic 2013 Felsina Rancia - Earth-driven dark red fruits, dried flowers, leather and dusty spices greeted me on the nose, followed by an intense yet structured palate. There's so much depth here that's likely to take decades to unfurl. I can only image how much fun it's going to be to follow this wine. I'll be hiding a case in the cellar for the long haul.

Deeply impressed today by the utterly classic 2013 Felsina Rancia - Earth-driven dark red fruits, dried flowers, leather and dusty spices greeted me on the nose, followed by an intense yet structured palate. There's so much depth here that's likely to take decades to unfurl. I can only image how much fun it's going to be to follow this wine. I'll be hiding a case in the cellar for the long haul.

May 2nd, 2017
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