Berardenga, Chianti Classico, Tuscany
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THE workhorse Chianti in my home. I STILL love this wine and it is one of the most consistent and best bang for your buck red wines out there in my opinion. You can ALSO age this as well as it will go 10 years easy, maybe more in a year like 2016. Drink NOW, better with a short decant, or HOLD.
- The same vineyards as the Riserva above, but the selections are different and the vinification is different
- De-stemmed and pressed, the must is fermented and macerated in stainless steel for 12-165days at cooler temps to preserve fruit, aromatics and freshness.
- In March-April after malo is complete, the new wine goes into medium-size Slavonian oak barrels, and into twice and thrice used French oak barrels for 12 months of maturation
- The final blend is assembled, bottled, and aged in bottle 3 more months.
91 pts Vinous Media (Galloni)
The 2019 Chianti Classico Berardenga is a classic wine for the year. Bright, perfumed and light on its feet, the 2019 Chianti Classico Berardenga is so wonderfully expressive. There is a feeling of vibrancy to the 2019 that is hugely appealing. A wine of energy more than power. Crushed red berry fruit, cinnamon linger in a gorgeous Chianti Classico that is more about transparency than power.
91 pts Robert Parker Wine Advocate
One of the best vantage points for drinking Chianti Classico is at the entry level. A wine like the Fèlsina 2019 Chianti Classico Berardenga offers so much freshness and cheerful, easy-drinking appeal. It's a terrific partner to pizza, pasta or basically anything on the trattoria menu tonight. This wine shows bright cherry flavors and redcurrant with pressed flowers and some tangy blood orange. It is steady and generous, with lots of bright primary intensity.