(2004 Vintage) "The Berardenga district is located in southeast Chianti Classico. In addition to the 50+ year old plantings of Berardenga, grapes are also sourced from the vineyards of the Paglierese wine estate on the northwest border of Felsina, where the average vineyard age is over 30 years." -Importer
Antonio Galloni(2003 Vintage) "Felsina's single-vineyard 2003 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia presents more overt toasted oak notes along with darker, riper fruit in a structured expression of Chianti Classico. With some time in the glass complex notes of smoke, tobacco, licorice, mint and black cherries emerge, completing this gorgeous and intensely satisfying wine. In two separate tastings I found the Rancia more complex than the Fontalloro, most likely owing to the poorer soils of the Rancia vineyard. Anticipated maturity:...