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Fèlsina Toscana Rosso Fontalloro 2018

Fèlsina Toscana Rosso Fontalloro

2018
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Fontalloro comes from several Sangiovese vineyards located in the Chianti Classico denomination, where...

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/ 0.75 L btl

Wine Fèlsina Toscana Rosso Fontalloro 2018

Spec sheet
Producer
Grapes
Origin
TypeRed Wine
Alcohol content i14.0%
Bottle size and vintage0.75 L - 2018

Review

Fontalloro comes from several Sangiovese vineyards located in the Chianti Classico denomination, where they are mostly exposed to the southwest and lie at an altitude ranging between 330 and 407 metres above sea level. Here the vineyards grow on mainly rocky, chalky and clay soils, with sand, silt, small pebbles and marine sediment also present the closer you get to the Crete Senesi region, situated to the south of Siena.

The best grapes from these vineyards are harvested manually at their optimal point of ripeness and transported to the winery, where in the following spring they commence an ageing period of two years in French oak barrels before blending occurs.

Fontalloro's exuberant personality emerges in the glass with notes of ripe cherry, plums and forest fruits, opening up the way for other enveloping hints of tobacco, cedar wood, liquorice, rhubarb and damp earth. This complex bouquet is rounded off by the addition of balsamic and mineral suggestions which endow considerable sensuality to the ensemble and are slowly revealed through touches of sweetness and austerity.

On the palate, its flavour lives up to expectations and it appears rounded, with aromas of red fruits, tobacco and liquorice, and a vibrant acidity that leads to refilling the glass now and again. Smooth, fruity and with characteristically fine tannins, Fontalloro is a Sangiovese that's well-balanced and a very pleasant drink. A superb wine that brings cheerful enjoyment and reminds us what a simple pleasure a good bottle can be.

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

Customer reviews

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by: David (28/07/2017) - Vintage 2011

Excellent wine

Really enjoyed it, very rich and full flavor, goes very good with veal. Starts out subtle and then zoom forward on the palate. Gave me a flavor of bitter cherries and dried rose petals.

by: Ulf Engstrom (05/10/2017) - Vintage 2013

YES.

Plum, cherry, dark chocolate, rich, deep and concentrated, It really fills your nose and palate, and the smell and flavors weave together perfectly. Great wine from Toscana.

by: Federico S (10/02/2017) - Vintage 2011

Great Sangiovese

Elegant, complex, earthy wine, if you like Tuscan Sangiovese this is a must try, with a reasonable price. Lots of flavours and persistence, red fruits, tobacco, minerals.

by: Nuno Cat (23/03/2017) - Vintage 2011

Really good

Nice wine. A bit expensive but worth while trying. A a a a a a a a a a a

by: Jose Moreira (13/09/2020) - Vintage 2017

Love it

One of my favourites cellars.. amazing wine for all occasions

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