Felsina, Chianti Classico Riserva 2016Regular price $40.00 Save $-40.00
In 1966 Dominic Poggiali Fèlsina took the plunge and purchased an estate when viticulture in Italy was struggling. He originally had purchased the estate with the ambition to hunt game with his son, realized the land’s bounty and soon began expanding the vineyards. A sustainable relationship began with the creatures on the 500 hectare domaine; Dominic wanted to maintain his respect for the animals, and so utilized less chemical fertilizers. Beyond the Sangiovese vines, olive groves, and woods, the family encourages animal husbandry, raising hens, goats, quail, ducks, and guinea fowl. A cellar was found in the hillside of the estate, and so was enlarged to connect with the stables. Though not originally intending to make wine, acquiring the domain gave the Fèlsina family the tools to do so anyhow.