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Review: Wines of San Felice – 2017 Bell’aja and 2018 Vigorello

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Within the coronary heart of Chianti Classico you’ll discover San Felice, residence of the primary Supertuscan ever made in Chianti Classico, Vigorello. (The wine celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this 12 months.) San Felice doesn’t simply make Chianti, although, it additionally has 23 hectares in Montalcino and 6 in Bolgheri, and it produces wines from all three areas. At present we have a look at two of them, a Bolgheri bottling and the newest Vigorello.

2017 San Felice Bell’aja Bolgheri Superiore DOC – 95% merlot, 5% cabernet sauvignon. A bit robust on first blush, this wine doesn’t initially strike the palate as a predominantly merlot wine, coming throughout with some gumminess and a punch of overripe blackberry. Notes of coconut and a few woody notes don’t actually complement the fruitier assault, although time in glass helps this wine method at the least some stage of awkward stability. B / $58

2018 San Felice Vigorello Toscana IGT – 35% pugnitello, 30% merlot, 30% cabernet sauvignon, 5% petit verdot. This can be a delight from the beginning, immersive notes of cherry, currants, ruddy spices, all combining to make for a wealthy and surprisingly cohesive expertise. The luxurious fruit finds a pleasant companion in a contact of sweetness, ample tannins, and a few darkish chocolate on the again finish. It’s a powerhouse of a wine that works finest with a daring meal to again it up, however bold drinkers might discover this approachable by itself. A- / $65

2017 San Felice Bell’aja Bolgheri Superiore DOC




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