2019 Fattoria di Felsina Fontalloro Toscana

Sangiovese - 750ML
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REVIEWS

FAL 96 JS 96 JD 95 WA 94 VN 94 WE 93 WS 92
FAL 96

Falstaff International, February 2023

Bright ruby red, lighter at the rim. On the nose, hearty and inviting, with rich cherry, wild berries, plus a touch of dark chocolate and earthy tones in the background. On the palate, textured and clear, spreads juicily...
JS 96

jamessuckling.com, August 2022

A fresh and crunchy Fontalloro with currants, orange peel and hints of peaches and cedar. Medium body, firm and fine tannins and a crisp and bright finish. Lots of energy and verticality to this! Drink after 2025.
JD 95

jebdunnuck.com, January 2023

Composed entirely of Sangiovese, the 2019 Fontalloro is a compelling wine, with layers of graphite, leather, cherry licorice, and Mediterranean herbs. Medium to full bodied, it has a weightless feel, although it is not...
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2023

The 2019 Fontalloro is all Sangiovese that is aged in new and second-year barriques for up to 20 months. This vintage is represented by a production of 45,000 bottles. The wine opens to a medium-dark garnet color with...
VN 94

Vinous, June 2022

The 2019 Fontalloro is terrific. In this vintage, the blend of three vineyards is a plus in giving a wine endowed with density, resonance and plenty of Sangiovese character. Dried herbs, leather, incense, tobacco and...
WE 93

Wine Enthusiast, September 2023

Freshly turned soil, spent coffee grounds and pencil shavings are on the nose with just a hint of dried cherry opening onto a palate bursting with fresh cherries and orange peel, structured by tannins that are welcoming...
WS 92

Wine Spectator, September 2022

Presents plum, mulberry and earth flavors wrapped in smoky, toasty oak, with dense tannins underneath. Wiry and elegant yet balanced, with a lingering spice- and smoke-infused aftertaste. Sangiovese. Best from 2024...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Vintage 2019
Size 750ML

The 2019 Fattoria di Felsina Fontalloro Toscana is a notable Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy. This vintage, produced by Fattoria di Felsina, presents a medium-dark garnet color and is crafted entirely from Sangiovese grapes. The wine undergoes aging in new and second-year barriques for up to 20 months, culminating in a production of 45,000 bottles.

James Suckling awarded this wine a high score of 96, lauding its "fresh and crunchy" profile with notes of currants, orange peel, peaches, and cedar. He highlighted its "firm and fine tannins" and described the finish as "crisp and bright," adding that the wine possesses "lots of energy and verticality" (jamessuckling.com, 8/8/2022).

Jeb Dunnuck also rated the 2019 Fontalloro highly with a score of 95, noting its "compelling" nature and layered flavors of graphite, leather, cherry licorice, and Mediterranean herbs. Dunnuck emphasized the wine's "weightless feel" despite its concentration and ripe tannins, suggesting that it will continue to improve over the next 10-15 years (jebdunnuck.com, 1/28/2023).

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate gave the wine a score of 94, describing it as "medium-dark garnet" with rich fruit and oak spice. Although the wine initially appeared slightly thinner than expected, it relaxed over time to reveal more volume and a broader presentation of dark fruit aromas (Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 2/10/2023).

Vinous rated the wine 94, praising its density, resonance, and Sangiovese character, with notes of dried herbs, leather, incense, tobacco, and cedar that open up with time in the glass (Vinous, 6/1/2022).

Wine Enthusiast scored the wine 93, noting aromas of "freshly turned soil, spent coffee grounds and pencil shavings" and a palate bursting with "fresh cherries and orange peel," structured by welcoming tannins (Wine Enthusiast, 9/1/2023).

Wine Spectator awarded the wine a score of 92, identifying flavors of plum, mulberry, and earth wrapped in smoky, toasty oak, with dense tannins and a lingering spice- and smoke-infused aftertaste (Wine Spectator, 9/30/2022).

Falstaff International also rated the wine 96, describing it as "bright ruby red" with a nose of rich cherry, wild berries, dark chocolate, and earthy tones. The palate is "textured and clear," with balanced tannins and a long, juicy finish (Falstaff International, 2/1/2023).

Overall, the 2019 Fattoria di Felsina Fontalloro Toscana Sangiovese is a well-regarded wine with a strong profile, receiving positive reviews for its complexity, balance, and aging potential.