Felsina Chianti Classico 'Riserva'
We are back for week three of Let’s Talk Wine. My name is Mike Zygmonski, and I am a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers. This week I will be talking about the 2014 Felsina Chianti Classico 'Riserva'.
Hailing from Tuscany, Felsina is hands down one of the best. The Chianti Classico ‘Riserva’ is made from 100% Sangiovese that they have been growing on their farms for over one hundred years. 'Riserva' indicates a minimum aging of twenty-four months including three months in the bottle. This wine is aged in two to three year used French and old Slovenian oak barrels.
To the eye, the color is ruby red, with good viscosity and intensity. On the nose, it is spicy with notes of wild strawberry, cherry blossoms, raspberries, and fresh minerality. The fruit is very crisp on the palate, with structure and bright acidity. The Felsina Chianti Classico ‘Riserva’ is a medium bodied wine with great tannins. The 2014 has an old-school style about it with classic food pairings like Chicken Parmesan, Spaghetti with red sauce, grilled fish, or sopressata and light cheeses. This wine can be enjoyed any time of year and always with family and friends over a meal.
You can find the 2014 Felsina Chianti Classico at two of our SoDel Concept locations, Lupo Italian Kitchen and Bluecoast Rehoboth. Lupo is the hip little Italian restaurant located in the elegant Hotel Rehoboth downtown on Rehoboth Avenue. Bluecoast Seafood Grill and Raw Bar Rehoboth is the local fish house with a sophisticated edge located off of route one in front of the Fresh Market in the Rehoboth Gateway.