The 2001 Chianti Classico from Fattoria Di Felsine had 13.5% alcohol, cost about $19 back then, and now at 18 years old,  scored an excellent 17+ points for a wine from a lighter year. It had an orange edge, but still is holding good color. All six of us at dinner rated it highly.


Served with a veal – pasta dish that helped show off the smoothness of the wine. It was at peak and most enjoyable.

It is a DOC & G Italian classic. Herbal notes were mixed with the earth, wood, and dried fruits.   It is from an excellent producer and is best between 10 and 20 years old.

The dominate Sangiovese grape showed its power.  In Vino Veritas.