What I’m drinking now: Felsina Chianti Colli Senesi


Fèlsina Chianti Colli Senesi 2016
from Tuscany, Italy
Price: Low $20’s

Great Chianti is one of my vices. I can’t get enough of the stuff, and when you go down the rabbit hole of learning about Chianti it seems to taste even better.

Which is typical of the pleasures of life, be it wine, music, art, or literature. The more you learn, the more you appreciate, then the more you enjoy, which sparks more curiosity, and you go full circle again. Come to think about it, that’s what Twin Cities Wine Education is all about.

Fèlsina is a neat property and they produce some of my favorite wines of Tuscany. Their vineyards are partially in the Classico zone, and partially in the Colli Senesi zone (learn more from VinePair). The dividing line is literally a small stone path in the middle of the vineyards (see the map in the winery’s brochure and explore their beautiful website). The Senesi side (toward Siena) tends to make riper and richer styles of wine and are totally different from the Classico wines (more structure and angles).

If you’re curious about this, head to Red Rabbit. I put both the Classico and the Colli Senesi on the list, so you can try them side by side.

This wine is distributed locally by The Wine Company. If you want to find out exactly where to buy it, call them at 651-487-1212. I purchased mine at North Loop Wine and Spirits.

Please note: Twin Cities Wine Education never has any skin in the game. We talk about wines we love, and we receive no kickbacks for letting you know about them. Zero, period. We buy our wines, we drink our wines, and pass along advice on what we think will improve your wine life. Simple as that.

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