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This Week's Tasting

San Felice Chiantis and Brunello - Winemaker Visit
September 21, 2022

Marco Secola will show great wines from this excellent, classic, and innovative estate in Tuscany.


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Wednesday, September 21, 5 - 6:30

San Felice Chiantis and Brunello


Coming Winemaker Visits

Deux Roches White Burgundies Tuesday 10/11

John Duval, one of Australia's best Tuesday 10/18

Giorgio Rivetti in person Wed 11/2


San Felice


Marco Secola will show great wines from this excellent, classic, and innovative estate in Tuscany. San Felice in Castelnuovo Berardenga Chianti is an estate that showed what could be achieved in Tuscany over hundreds of years. It is a beautiful luxury hotel with two great restaurants. It has many acres of vines, mostly Sangiovese, along with some rare ancient Tuscan varieties. 

We will show the well-priced white 2021 Vermentino Perolla and five reds.

Four of the reds are different levels of Sangiovese-based wines. We will taste the 2020 Chianti Classico, the 2019 Chianti Classico Riserva Il Grigio, the 2016 Chianti Classico Poggio Rosso Gran Selezione, and the 2017 Campogiovani Brunello di Montalcino. The last is an excellent estate in Montalcino owned by San Felice.

2018 San Felice Pugnitello is the non-Sangiovese. San Felice gets the credit for rediscovering and bottling Pugnitello, a native grape variety that has the style of richer, more southern Italian reds.

San Felice has consistently high quality and a great history. Enjoy.



2021 San Felice Perolla Vermentino Crisp, medium-bodied, flavorful. Great everyday white. Very Good 13.99/bottle Case 11.89



2020 San Felice Chianti Classico DOCG Showing typical Sangiovese red fruits, spice, and flowers. Always a great value. Very Good Plus 18.99/bottle, Case 15.99

2019 San Felice Chianti Classico Riserva Il Grigio Also gives lots of value in a more complex and age-worthy wine. The texture is layered with notes of olive blossom in the long finish. Excellent 24.99/bottle, Case 21.25

2018 San Felice Pugnitello Noteworthy balance of rich dark fruits and spicy balsa herb. Rich mouthfeel and dynamic finish. Excellent 36/bottle, Case 31

2016 San Felice Chianti Classico Poggio Rosso Gran Selezione Old vine estate fruit and a great vintage give real complexity and texture. Gran Selezione is the designation that indicates the winery's best. It is noteworthy. Outstanding 74/bottle, Case 63

2017 Campogiovani Brunello di Montalcino Shows the rich fruit of the vintage in a very balanced way. Drinkable now and will last years Reflects the philosophy of providing one of Italy's greatest reds for a reasonable price. Excellent 72/bottle, Case 61


San Felice Case, two bottles of each wine $399

Or make your own; mix any 12 or more at their case prices


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