2012 Felsina 'Fontalloro'
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale $39.94 (reg. $49.94)
"The 2012 Fontalloro (100% Sangiovese) is a stunning expression and delivers the high quality we have come to expect of this celebrated IGT Toscana wine..." - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
If you are on the lookout for classic, age-worthy Italian wines, you will definitely want to grab hold of this one as Felsina’s ‘Fontalloro’ is almost never seen for under 40 bucks. Felsina is a household name among fans of Sangiovese, and they're succinctly described by Galloni as "one of the great estates in the world. It's as simple as that." Their iconic ‘Fontalloro’ has always been about polish and class and 2012 was a stellar year for the cuvee, garnering unanimous critical praise.
First bottled back when the DOC required you blend in lesser grapes, the 100% Sangiovese ‘Fontalloro’ was a defiant super-tuscan, and took the table wine designation with pride. Though the rules eventually caught up, Felsina’s flagship continues its separate identity. Composed of top selections from their two best vineyards, the ‘Fontalloro’ has an admirable consistency from vintage to vintage. Compared to its single-vineyard sister ‘Rancia’ and its rustic power, the ‘Fontalloro’ is a wine of grace, concentrated yet with an elegance and texture that compares with top Bordeaux.
This is the lowest price in the country for the 2012 ‘Fontalloro’ so we urge you to act quickly to secure some for your collection. It’s a gorgeous wine that will drink well at every stage of its development over the next 10-15 years, so load up while you can. Cheers!