Felsina I Sistri Berardenga Chardonnay 2019
James Suckling: "Apricots, lemon pie, chalk, salted almonds and spices on the nose. It’s full-bodied with bright acidity and a spiced, salty character. Rich, oily and toasty finish with excellent length. Drink now or hold." Aug 2021
Winery: "Straw-yellow color. On the nose characteristics of tropical fruit and peach with pleasant hints of spice and well-integrated vanilla. The palate is full and slightly creamy with an elegant and well-balanced structure to ensure better acidity and a fresh flavor.
The history of Felsina Chardonnay begins with grafts from French clones on the nearby estate of Farnetella, owned by the winery. New vineyards have been planted at Fèlsina in the area that rises from the Ombrone river up to the Poggiolo farm, where soils are looser than in the Chianti Classico appellation, using a variety of clones and rootstocks that carry forward the research begun decades ago. First vintage 1987."
The Name: "This wine is named (I Sistri) after an ancient instrument from ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt. The instrument and its music was dedicated to the worship of Isis, the goddess of agriculture and birth."
|Aging:||6-8 months in small barrels; 3 months further refining in bottle|