Red Wine Italy
San Felice Chianti Classico DOCG from Tuscany
What Makes This Wine Popular?
San Felice Chianti Classico DOCG from Tuscany is a wine like no other. Bursting with aromas of ripe cherries, blackberries and spices, this full-bodied red has a velvety texture that will tantalize your palate. Its rich flavor profile is balanced by hints of earthiness and oak, making it an incredibly complex and enjoyable experience. With its intense depth and complexity, San Felice Chianti Classico DOCG is sure to be a hit at any gathering – whether it's a special occasion or just an evening with friends. So raise a glass to good times and great memories – cheers to San Felice Chianti Classico DOCG!
A Little Trivia
The winery is known for having an innovative approach to winemaking, and they incorporate some cheeky humor in their labels. For example, one of their vintages is labeled "La Cantina di San Felice, with a picture of a cartoon fox running away from an angry chicken.
History of This Wine
San Felice Chianti Classico DOCG is a red wine from the Tuscany region of Italy. It has been produced since the late 19th century and is one of the oldest wines in the area. The first vintage was released in 1877, and it has been produced consistently ever since. In 1932, San Felice became one of the first wineries to be awarded Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) status, which is an Italian certification for quality wines. In 1996, San Felice was upgraded to Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) status, which is a higher level of certification that guarantees even more stringent standards for production and aging.
Notable vintages include the 1985 vintage, which was awarded a Tre Bicchieri award by Gambero Rosso; the 1997 vintage, which won a Gold Medal at Vinitaly; and the 2006 vintage, which won a Gold Medal at Decanter World Wine Awards.
What To Serve With This Wine?
San Felice Chianti Classico DOCG from Tuscany pairs well with a variety of Italian dishes. The medium-bodied red has a slight acidity that works well with tomato-based sauces, grilled meats, roasted vegetables, and hard cheeses. It also goes nicely with rich pastas such as lasagna, as well as lighter fare like salads and fish dishes. For the ultimate Tuscan experience, pair this wine with classic dishes such as bistecca alla Fiorentina (Florentine-style steak) or ribollita (Tuscan vegetable soup).