Many years ago, when I was in high school, my parents retailed the Fèlsina wines. That was the beginning of a long-term love affair with the wines of this reference-point estate in Castelnuovo Berardenga. A few of us arrive early for dinner. What better way to start than with a bottle of the 1995 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia and a plate of Maialino’s Prosciutto di Parma & Mozzarella di Bufala? Beautifully delicate and lifted, the 1995 Rancia is absolutely sublime. Now gently mellowed by age, the 1995 is at a glorious peak of expression, with captivating aromatics and a level of translucent purity that is a marvel to behold.
94 Pts Antonio Galloni, Vinous.