2016 Felsina, "Rancia" Chianti Classico Riserva

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2016 Felsina, "Rancia" Chianti Classico Riserva

"Shaping Up To Be Epic"
"Magnificent... shaping up to be epic." Galloni

Hot Off The Press! Back To Back 97+ point vintages!

The 2016 Felsina "Rancia" Riserva, "knocks it out of the park." Wine Advocate

Felsina's "Rancia" is compared to a Brunello more than any other Chianti in its class. So, what is it that makes this Chianti darling so special year after year?

Location. Location. Location.

Felsina's Rancia comes from the prized Berardenga sub-region within Chianti Classico. Other than the Tuscan subregions of Montalcino and Bulgari, Berardenga may be one of the most prized crus in all of Tuscany.

In any vintage, Rancia is an amazing Riserva Chianti. But 2016, like 2015 across Europe, is proving to be another vintage for the record books!

What do we love about this wine?

A rich and sophisticated red, the 2016 Felsina Rancia is a layered Sangiovese with dark cherry, dried exotic spice, earth, wild berry, and roasted herbs; savory, young raspberry and truffle notes are framed by silky yet well-defined tannins.

Enjoy it now and enjoy it in three sizes:

2016 Felsina Rancia, 375ml, here
2016 Felsina Rancia, 750ml, here
2016 Felsina Rancia, 1.5L Magnum, here

You are also going to want to set aside some bottles of this historic vintage and let it evolve for up to a decade.

The 2016 Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia is, "shaping up to be eipc. that's pretty much all there is to it." Vinous

Extremely Limited.

$49.95 per bottle / $599.40 per case

Summary


ANTONIO GALLONI

97+ / 100

"The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia is yet another magnificent wine in this range from Fèlsina. Silky, gracious and inviting, the 2016 starts off gradually and then builds, gaining volume and explosiveness with air. A wine of breadth, textural intensity and pure power, the 2016 Rancia is shaping up to be epic. That's pretty much all there is to it."

DECANTER

97 / 100

"The south-facing Rancia vineyard reaches altitudes of 420 metres, overlooking the lower-lying vineyards of Colli Senesi. It boasts complex soils of calcareous clay layered with the chalky white limestone-like alberese and schistose galestro. This 2016 vintage is simply stunning. It's stately yet gracious, with personality for days, leading with a sumptuous nose of smoke, exotic spice and iron-rich earth. Ripe fruit coats the mouth yet it remains buoyant and tangy as chalky tannins charge in to frame the palate. A seductive wine with an appetising, savoury edge and a long, long life ahead."

WINE ADVOCATE

96 / 100

"The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia knocks it out of the park. Like the other new releases from Fèlsina, this pure expression of Sangiovese needs more time to evolve and improve with bottle age. But even at this young stage, you are made fully aware of the beautiful intensity and complexity of the quality fruit at its core. There is so much energy and tension here, further reinforced by the fresh acidity of the vintage. There are vibrant tones of wild cherry, raspberry and spice, followed up by white truffle and tilled earth."


Product Details


Producer: Felsina

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Sub Region: Chianti Classico

Varietal: Sangiovese

Vintage: 2016

Size: 750ml

Code: W02854-2-1-1