This estate in the Chianti Classico area with dedication has been producing quality wine since the 1950s. Its most famous red wines are Fontalloro, Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia and Cebernet, among the white wines an elegant Chardonnay.
Fèlsina’s History and Philosophy
Fèlsina was the name given to the city of Bologna in the ancient world, a fact attested by Pliny the Elder in his Naturalis Historia . It is logical, therefore, to ask why a wine producing estate in central Tuscany bears the same name. Felsina is an Etruscan name and in all probability Castelnuovo Berardenga , where the estate is located, in the past hosted an Etruscan colony.
Be that as it may, it is certain that Fèlsina has been carrying out a consistently excellent activity for over half a century and has become not only a point of reference for wine companies, but also a historical point of reference. In fact, this is a thriving area of quality-oriented companies, which have been producing wine for about 30 years, while Felsina has boasted a dedication to quality wine for over 60 years. The vintages 1970 and 1971 began with bottles of unquestionable excellence, thanks to the label designed to perfection by the artist Silvio Coppola. The bottles represented a sort of avant-garde, a testimony to the awareness that the presentation of the wines, or their packaging, had to be an essential element in creating the image of the property.
The wines of Fèlsina
But the wines themselves were, and are, the central part of the story, and after some initial efforts, Fèlsina emerged as a reliable source of one of the best Chianti Classico wines and the arrival in the 1980s of consultant “winemaker” Franco Bernabei. it contributed decisively to the recognition of the high status it still enjoys today.
Regular bottling of Chianti Classico was much more than a good table wine, in fact it often has the structure and length of many Reserves. But it is the selections that have generated greater admiration, becoming synonyms for an expressive and intense Sangiovese: the Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia, a wine from a single vineyard, and Fontalloro, rich, sustained and dense. Over time they have also been accompanied by a lovable Cabernet and an elegant Chardonnay.
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Info & Contacts Fèlsina
Address: Via del Chianti 101, 53019 Castelnuovo Berardenga (SI)
Tel: +39 0577 355117