Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Riserva Rancia Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

9.287 ratings
9.19 pro ratings
Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese Blend
Goose, Game, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Mushrooms, Onion, Veal, Hard Cheese, Pork, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Decanted for nearly four hours.

Cornmeal crust pizza w/ our fresh ingredients over a feta cheese, spinach & tomato base w/ a good 10 year old plus Chianti Classico, I’m all in!

$30…I’m happy.

This has a beautiful, round, lush body w/ early, nice integration on the beginning drinking window. Sweet & slightly sour black cherries, blackberries, plum, blueberries mix of boysenberries & raspberries, dark melted chocolate, mocha powder, well crafted baking spices, leather, mix of fresh & dark tobacco, dry, crushed limestone, dark spice, black olive, expresso notes, mid cola, black licorice, dry twigs, dry herbs, incense, touch of grilled meats, dark, rich forest floor w/ dry leaves, moist, grey clay, candied florals that are fresh to slightly withering & dark, purple, blue with excellent acidity, excellent balance & length and a rich polished finish that settles on volcanics & dry earthiness.

Really enjoying the 10 vintage.

Decanted for nearly four hours.

Cornmeal crust pizza w/ our fresh ingredients over a feta cheese, spinach & tomato base w/ a good 10 year old plus Chianti Classico, I’m all in!

$30…I’m happy.

This has a beautiful, round, lush body w/ early, nice integration on the beginning drinking window. Sweet & slightly sour black cherries, blackberries, plum, blueberries mix of boysenberries & raspberries, dark melted chocolate, mocha powder, well crafted baking spices, leather, mix of fresh & dark tobacco, dry, crushed limestone, dark spice, black olive, expresso notes, mid cola, black licorice, dry twigs, dry herbs, incense, touch of grilled meats, dark, rich forest floor w/ dry leaves, moist, grey clay, candied florals that are fresh to slightly withering & dark, purple, blue with excellent acidity, excellent balance & length and a rich polished finish that settles on volcanics & dry earthiness.

Really enjoying the 10 vintage.

Jun 6th, 2021
Freek Welter

Holy sh.t! What a delicious wine! Fruits, perfect balance, juicy, elegant.......I can go on! 😁

Holy sh.t! What a delicious wine! Fruits, perfect balance, juicy, elegant.......I can go on! 😁

1 person found it helpfulDec 15th, 2017
Carl Steefel

A bit more tannin showing in this bottle, which is good for this wine's long term development. Otherwise, still beautifully balanced, expressive wine that continues to develop complexity in the glass, sour cherry and fainter underbrush that conveys a floral character to the wine. As somebody said, a seductive wine.

A bit more tannin showing in this bottle, which is good for this wine's long term development. Otherwise, still beautifully balanced, expressive wine that continues to develop complexity in the glass, sour cherry and fainter underbrush that conveys a floral character to the wine. As somebody said, a seductive wine.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 14th, 2015
Matt Lasater

Great Chianti. Lovely richness and elegant tannin profile. Very pretty and showing nice developments. Black cherry and berries, slightly stewed, leather, dust, eucalyptus, warm spice, forest floor. 375 ml.

Great Chianti. Lovely richness and elegant tannin profile. Very pretty and showing nice developments. Black cherry and berries, slightly stewed, leather, dust, eucalyptus, warm spice, forest floor. 375 ml.

Feb 2nd, 2017
Yiannis Karakasis

Beautiful, concentrated and elegant Riserva. Delicious by all means with fine tannins

Beautiful, concentrated and elegant Riserva. Delicious by all means with fine tannins

May 16th, 2014
Denis Roudenko

16/20 (89/100) аккуратно, изящно, цветочно

16/20 (89/100) аккуратно, изящно, цветочно

Feb 19th, 2014
Alessandro Rossi

Anteprima ! Giovanissimo !😵😵😵

Anteprima ! Giovanissimo !😵😵😵

Jan 1st, 2014
Victor Rauch

This is a great Chianti at a perfect place.

This is a great Chianti at a perfect place.

Jul 28th, 2020
Les Huisman

Super young with somewhat tough tannins. So much potential on this one. A baby.

Super young with somewhat tough tannins. So much potential on this one. A baby.

Sep 19th, 2015
Raitt

This bottle was weird: the body seemed to be very thin. Should try again.

This bottle was weird: the body seemed to be very thin. Should try again.

Apr 8th, 2019