Castello di Farnetella Chianti ‘Colli Senesi’ 2011


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$44.99 single bottle, $42.74 by the six-pack or dozen

In 1981 Felsina purchased Castello di Farnetella, a 432 hectare property situated south-west of Chianti Classico, near Siena in the Chianti Colli Senesi appellation. Both Franco Bernabei and Giuseppe Mazzocolin oversee the operation, ensuring the same disciplined approach and attention to detail as at Felsina itself.

The more southerly location of the Colli Senesi results in a softer style of Chianti than the neighbouring Classico region.

Farnetella Chianti is produced from hand-picked, low yield fruit which is allowed extended maceration and then barrel aged for up to 12 months, with a further six months in bottle prior to release.

The blend is 92% Sangiovese, 8% Merlot, giving a pristine wine of deep mulberry colour and dark cherry fruit, medium bodied with great depth of flavour and persistence. A better value in classy Chianti may be hard to find.


Variety; Sangiovese, Merlot

Region; Chianti Colli Senesi, Tuscany

Province of Siena
Established: 1981
Owners: Beppe Poggiali
Winemaker: Franco Bernabei
Production: 400,000 bottles
Hectares under vine: 65
Viticulture: Organic


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