Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Riserva Rancia Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

9.226 ratings
9.46 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
Josh Morgenthau

Translucent ruby. So compact, taut and powerful. Electric. Subtle floral perfume with red fruit, tobacco, leather and black fruit. Lots of stuffing on the palate, but the nose is pretty closed. Wouldn’t touch this for five years.

Translucent ruby. So compact, taut and powerful. Electric. Subtle floral perfume with red fruit, tobacco, leather and black fruit. Lots of stuffing on the palate, but the nose is pretty closed. Wouldn’t touch this for five years.

Jun 15th, 2021
James Forsyth

Elegant and lifted, with a medium body but not a timid wine. Rose petals, red fruit, tobacco. Sustains nicely. Lovely.

Elegant and lifted, with a medium body but not a timid wine. Rose petals, red fruit, tobacco. Sustains nicely. Lovely.

Jun 15th, 2020
James Forsyth

The 2016 Felsina Rancia is all class. Rich, red fruit, tension and fairly austere tannins. Not as giving as it might be. Glad I used Coravin on this one. I'll check in on it in a while!

The 2016 Felsina Rancia is all class. Rich, red fruit, tension and fairly austere tannins. Not as giving as it might be. Glad I used Coravin on this one. I'll check in on it in a while!

Apr 8th, 2020
Spencer T. Hess

Silky/velvety, rich Sangiovese w/ less oak than most vintages of this cuvée. Pure raspberry fruit & some dark chocolate. A very well balanced Chianti with many layers. Needs at least one hour to open up. Tasted on 1/1/20

Silky/velvety, rich Sangiovese w/ less oak than most vintages of this cuvée. Pure raspberry fruit & some dark chocolate. A very well balanced Chianti with many layers. Needs at least one hour to open up. Tasted on 1/1/20

Jan 1st, 2020
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9.6

The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia is powerful, rich and explosive, with tremendous drive. Even so, several bottles have been quite closed. That is probably a very good sign for the long-term, but readers should not plan on touching a bottle anytime soon. A wine of vertical drive and aromatic nuance, the 2016 Rancia is super-complexed. Only with a few hours of air does it show the nuances and layers that were so evident from barrel. The 2016 is a painfully stubborn wine in the early going, but it will offer superb drinking pleasure for those who can wait. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, August 2019)

The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia is powerful, rich and explosive, with tremendous drive. Even so, several bottles have been quite closed. That is probably a very good sign for the long-term, but readers should not plan on touching a bottle anytime soon. A wine of vertical drive and aromatic nuance, the 2016 Rancia is super-complexed. Only with a few hours of air does it show the nuances and layers that were so evident from barrel. The 2016 is a painfully stubborn wine in the early going, but it will offer superb drinking pleasure for those who can wait. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, August 2019)

1 person found it helpfulAug 23rd, 2019
Carter Pelham

The perfect pairing for homemade ricotta ravioli and a simple red sauce... Tight acidity that keeps pace with the fresh tomatoes. Room to develop for sure but it relaxed pretty quickly 1-2 hours after opening

The perfect pairing for homemade ricotta ravioli and a simple red sauce... Tight acidity that keeps pace with the fresh tomatoes. Room to develop for sure but it relaxed pretty quickly 1-2 hours after opening

Jun 1st, 2021
Roman Ochocki

Amazing leather and earthy notes (a nose). Then some dry cherry and vanilla. Short spicy finish. Tuscany in a glass.

Amazing leather and earthy notes (a nose). Then some dry cherry and vanilla. Short spicy finish. Tuscany in a glass.

Aug 9th, 2020
Tony Bubbles

So good! So young

So good! So young

Jul 25th, 2020
Sam Todd

This is excellent.

This is excellent.

Apr 22nd, 2020
Mauricio Machado

2016 pretty soft -

2016 pretty soft -

Dec 22nd, 2019