SAN FELICE is located in the commune of Castelnuovo Berardenga, a few kilometres from Siena, in the heart of Chianti Classico, and it is owned by Allianz since the late ’70s. Surrounding the tiny medieval hamlet and the winery complex are 140 hectares of vineyards, 80% planted with Sangiovese, a testimony to the commitment of San Felice to the production of Chianti Classico with a manifest bond to its local terroir, as shown by its ‘Il Grigio’ and ‘Poggio Rosso’ wines.
At the same time, San Felice has won recognition as a very innovative producer and committed researcher.
Eloquent examples are its historic wine Vigorello, the precursor to the Supertuscan wines, and Pugnitello, made from the ancient Tuscan grape of the same name, which San Felice re-discovered and experimented with over many years, in collaboration with the University of Florence.
San Felice’s wines are born of passion, experience and the uniqueness of the territories in which they are produced. This combination provides and guarantees of consistent quality and distinctive character.
San Felice spans two outstanding territories: Chianti Classico and Montalcino. One estate for each production area, with vineyards and olive groves whose impeccable “terroir” is enhanced by modern cultivation techniques.
The Chianti Classico area, comprising 7000 hectares of vineyards between Florence and Siena, is one of the most renowned rural territories in the world. The boundaries of the wine production area were defined as long ago as 1716, under an edict issued by Cosimo III de’Medici. What makes it unique is the rare beauty of the landscape, high-quality agriculture and outstanding artistic heriotage. The symbol of the wines produced in this area is the famous ‘Black Rooster’.
The San Felice estate is situated right in the heart of Chianti Classico territory. With over 140 hectares of specialized vineyard, about 17,000 olive trees, the majority of the experimental plantations, the Vitiarium, the cellar and the village with its prestigious hotel complex, San Felice is rare, not to say unique, blend of production, science, tourism and culture. The products include the Premium Line, the Il Grigio Line and the San Felice Line.
The Montalcino area has reached the highest peaks of excellence thanks to Brunello. The territory is clearly delimited by valleys and rivers and includes one of the world’s most renowned hills for the production of quality wines.
San Felice Poggio Rosso Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2015
95 points, Wine Spectator (June 2019)
“This is developing beautifully and beginning to mellow, with a nice contrast of sweet ripe cherry and plum fruit and wild herb and woodsy flavors…Shows excellent balance.” – BS
San Felice Vigorello Toscana 2015
93 points, Robert Parker Wine Advocate
San Felice Il Grigio Chianti Classico ‘Gran Selezione’ 2014
92 points, Wine Spectator (October 2018)
“Racy acidity keeps this focused, with a finish evoking tobacco and tea.” – BS
San Felice Chianti Classico 2016
94 points, Wine Spectator (October 2018)
“Touches of earth, iron and tobacco add complexity. Shows fine harmony and length.” – BS
92 points, Wine Magazine (June 2019)
“This boasts enticing aromas of wild berry, pipe tobacco and violet. On the smooth, juicy palate, polished tannins lend lithe support to black cherry, crushed raspberry, truffle and a hint of baking spice. Drink through 2024. San Felice USA. Editors’ Choice.
San Felice Perolla Rosato 2017
89 points, Wine Spectator (October 2018)
“Though rich, this rosé is dry and spicy. Peach, berry and watermelon fruit flavors mingle with a white pepper note as this finishes.” – BS
San Felice Chianti Classico Poggio Rosso Gran Selezione 2013
92 points, Wine Spectator (September 2017)
“Remains bright and focused, with sweet fruit playing off the dusty tannins on the long aftertaste.” – BS
San Felice Toscana Vigorello 2013
92 points, Wine Spectator (August 2017)
“An untamed expression of plum, black cherry, iron, underbrush and spice flavors, this red is powerful and dense.” – BS
San Felice Toscana Perolla 2015
91 points, Wine Spectator (October 2018)
“Harmonious now, but should be even better in a year or two. Fine length. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Ciliegiolo and Sangiovese.” – BS
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