Fèlsina is a 470 hectare estate is located northeast of Siena, in the commune of Castelnuovo Berardenga on the southern border of the Chianti Classico production area. Fèlsina epitomises the powerful style of southern Chianti, where the wines are stylistically more akin to those from Montalcino than their fellow Chianti from Fontodi or Isole e Olena. Giuseppe Mazzocolin ran the estate from the end of the 1970s until 2011. He is now less involved in the day-to-day management, while consultant oenologist Franco Bernabei is still very much at the helm of the winemaking team.
This wine is ruby red in colour. On the nose, it presents a vivid bouquet of blossom, succulent black cherry and blueberry, cloves and a hint of cocoa. The palate has an impressive structure, it is fleshy and powerful with a bright acidity, evident but supple tannins, and a lovely minerality that carries on to the long finish.