Wine of the Week: 2009 Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico

The 2009 Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico.
(Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)
Los Angeles Times Restaurant Critic

Hankering for a Chianti? The 2009 from Fèlsina is a beautiful mouthful, everything you want in a Chianti Classico — an explosion of cherries with mellow tannins and a chiseled structure. Lovely finish too. Delicious drinking from a consistently excellent producer.

Region: Tuscany, Italy

Price: About $18 to $22

Style: Classic Chianti


What it goes with: Pasta, pizza, roast chicken, grilled chops

Where to find it: Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, (949) 650-8463,; K&L Wine Merchants in Hollywood, (323) 464-9463,; L.A. Wine Co. in Marina del Rey, (310) 306-9463,; Manhattan Fine Wines in Manhattan Beach, (310) 374-3454,; Wally’s Wine & Spirits in West Los Angeles, (310) 475-0606,; Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454,; and the Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731,