Felsina - Chianti Classico Rancia Riserva 2019 (750ml)


Price: $59.00

Producer Felsina
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Varietal Sangiovese
Vintage 2019
Sku 1553092
Size 750ml

James Suckling: 95 Points

Darker fruit on the nose with walnut spice box incense and espresso bean too. Medium-bodied firm and structured with polished tannins and a creamy compact mid-palate. Quality dark oak spice throughout. Long and rich. Better from 2024.


Wine Advocate: 94+ Points

An icon wine of Tuscany the Fèlsina 2019 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia (with 48000 bottles made) is distinguished by its special aromatic fingerprint that truly brings us to a sense of place. At its heart the wine reveals dark fruit and plum. More interesting however are the dusty mineral sensations that give so much texture and depth to the Rancia. These aromas can only be found in Sangiovese from the galestro and alberese-rich soils of Chianti Classico. This vintage follows up with sweet tobacco toasted chestnut and scorched earth. Give this wine more time to flesh out and evolve in the bottle.

Vinous: 91+ Points

The 2019 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia is a bit slender than some recent years but makes up for that with its strong aromatic presence. In 2019 Rancia leans into the more vegetal side of the spectrum. That quality can work for Sangiovese especially with age but in a young wine it is also somewhat distracting. - By Antonio Galloni on June 2022 This is an interesting set of wines from Fèlsina. The two 2020s make me really excited to taste the rest of the range. "Most of the year was marked by consistently warm weather but with no shock events" Giuseppe Mazzocolin explained. "We were fortunate to have good ventilation throughout the most critical periods." The 2019s are more mixed. Less even ripening and higher yields are evident in wines that are lighter than usual and also at times a bit rustic. That is most evident in Rancia. I can't remember a young Rancia that was underwhelming and I have tasted them all. The 2019 is certainly a mystery at this stage.

Wine Spectator: 90 Points

This firm dry red is marked by dried cherry iron and sanguine flavors. Balanced and lively in a more traditional style. The finish echoes the iron and picks up savory notes. Drink now through 2028. 5900 cases made 3000 cases imported.