Felsina's Chianti Classico "Berardenga" is a red wine of good intensity, with a mineral and spicy personality and fruity, complex aromas. Aged for 12 months in barrels and barriques
Fèlsina's Chianti Classico 'Berardenga' is an elegant red wine of good expressive intensity, which well represents one of the most vocated territories in the Chianti Classico area for the cultivation of Sangiovese, the prince vine of the Tuscan lands. The winery has worked hard to preserve the varietal typicality of the grapes, through patient mass selection of the best biotypes present in the old vineyards. In this way, it has been possible to replicate and preserve an extraordinary genetic heritage, which still today makes it possible to produce a wine that is the fruit of the history of the territory and capable of authentically reflecting its characteristics thanks to the age-old interaction between vine and soil.
"Berardenga" is a Chianti Classico produced by the Fattoria di Fèlsina, a historic Chianti estate, which since the 1960s has been focusing on high quality production, in the knowledge that it can count on an extraordinary terroir. The estate is located in the hilly area of Castelnuovo Berardenga, north-east of Siena. The vineyards are situated at an altitude between 320 and 420 metres above sea level, with a south-westerly exposure. The soils are very suitable, composed of quartzose and stratified sandstone, with an abundant presence of alberese. The soils are poor, rocky and very well drained, ideal for the needs of Sangiovese. The cool, ventilated climate allows for a slow and perfect ripening of the grapes, which are harvested in the first weeks of October. The grapes are destemmed before fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 28-30 °C, with maceration on the skins for a couple of weeks, accompanied by pumping over and punching down. The wine matures in Slavonian oak casks and a small part in second and third passage barriques for 12 months.
Fèlsina's Chianti Classico 'Berardenga' is the most classic and traditional red wine produced by this important Tuscan winery. A true tribute to the varietal characteristics of Sangiovese in all its richness and expressive elegance. Luminous ruby red in colour, it expresses a bouquet characterised by aromas of redcurrants, morello cherries, hints of aromatic herbs, delicate spices, nuances of liquorice root, and more austere and mineral hints of cinchona and graphite. The palate has a fine tannic texture well integrated with crisp and intense fruit, which accompanies a long, fresh and savoury finish.
Intense ruby red
Fruity and elegant, with good tannins and persistence
Mineral and spicy, with notes of berries, china, licorice and graphite