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2017 Chianti Classico Riserva, Fèlsina Berardenga

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Chianti Classico Riserva: Chianti Classico Riserva is a specific designation within the Chianti Classico region in Tuscany, Italy. Riserva wines are subject to additional aging requirements compared to regular Chianti Classico, typically spending a longer time maturing in oak barrels and bottle. Fèlsina Berardenga: Fèlsina is a renowned winery located in the Chianti Classico region, with the main estate situated in the Berardenga district. The estate has a long history, dating back to the 1960s, and it is known for producing high-quality Sangiovese-based wines. Chianti Classico Region: Chianti Classico is a wine region located within the broader Chianti area in Tuscany. The region is characterized by its rolling hills, historic vineyards, and a climate conducive to growing Sangiovese, the primary grape variety in Chianti wines. Sangiovese Grape: Sangiovese is the dominant grape variety in Chianti wines, known for its bright acidity, red fruit flavors, and the ability to express the nuances of the terroir. 2017 Vintage: The 2017 vintage in Tuscany and other wine regions had variations due to weather conditions. Generally, 2017 was considered a warm vintage, resulting in wines with ripe fruit flavors. However, individual winemaking practices can significantly influence the final style. Aging Process: Chianti Classico Riserva wines, including those from Fèlsina Berardenga, typically undergo a more extended aging process. Aging in oak barrels and subsequent bottle aging allows the wine to develop additional complexity, smooth out tannins, and integrate flavors. Terroir Expression: Wines from Fèlsina Berardenga often express the unique characteristics of the estate's terroir, which includes soil composition, elevation, and microclimate. Food Pairing: Chianti Classico Riserva wines are versatile and pair well with a variety of Italian dishes, including pasta, grilled meats, and aged cheeses. Critical Acclaim: Fèlsina Berardenga wines, including Chianti Classico Riserva, have received critical acclaim for their consistent quality and expression of the region.
2017 Chianti Classico Riserva, Fèlsina Berardenga
2017 Chianti Classico Riserva, Fèlsina Berardenga
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