Our Favorite Wine from One of Our Favorite Wineries in the World
When we make a short list of our favorite wineries in the world, there are only a few gimmes. After dozens of vintages tasted and two mind-blowing visits, one of them is Felsina.
And our favorite Felsina wine? Rancia. Chianti Classico Riserva like no other. We knew the 2016 was destined for greatness, based on every factor -- from the giddy excitement at the winery to a dozen bottles of '16 Chianti Classico we've already drunk. Wine Advocate's newly published review has created a feeding frenzy; when Vinous publishes their final review, we're betting on 97+. 2016 isn't just a vintage for diehard fans of Tuscan wine, it's a legend in the making and one that every wine lover should experience. Get your 2016 Rancia today.
96 points Wine Advocate:"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."
94-97+ points Vinous, Antonio Galloni: "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."
What's left to say? A truly great wine, with incredible class and purity. I have to remark at the amazing value Rancia represents in the world of wine. That we can all add one of the world's greatest wines to our collection for less than $50 is just plain awesome. Join me in adding the '16 to your wine stash! - Marcus
$119.65 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($132.95 regular)
You know what I say about magnums: you want to signify that you mean business? Bam! Bust out a magnum. Any celebration, any dinner with friends, it's a special occasion waiting to happen. I have all sorts of Felsina mags in my cellar -- what are you waiting for? - Marcus
at right: The view south from the ruins of Rancia
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