Mazzei Castello di Fonterutoli Siepi: a… super SuperTuscan
Mazzei literally means Chianti: it was Sir Lapo Mazzei in 1398 to use the “Chianti” denomination, and the Mazzei family has been producing wine in the Castello di Fonterutoli estate for 24 generations.
Among the labels produced in Fonterutoli (Castello Fonterutoli, Fonterutoli, Mix36, Ser Lapo, Ser Lapo Riserva Privata, Concerto, Philip, Poggio Badiola: Toscana IGT or Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG), Mazzei Castello di Fonterutoli Siepi is a great Toscana IGT,
“One of the 50 wines that changed Italy wine style”,
according to Gambero Rosso.
Mazzei Castello di Fonterutoli Siepi, from Sangiovese and Merlot grapes (50% – 50%), is technically a “cru”, as it comes only from the 6 hectares vineyard of Siepi in the Fonterutoli estate.
The first Mazzei Castello di Fonterutoli Siepi vintage is the 1992, bottled in July 1994.
Mazzei Castello di Fonterutoli Siepi – Data
- Winery location: Castello (Castle) di Fonterutoli – Comune di Castellina in Chianti (Si), Siepi vineyard: 260 m. (853 ft), south – southwestern exposure;
- Grape varieties: 50% Sangiovese, 50% Merlot;
- Alcohol: around 13% (it varies depending on the vintage);
- Total acidity: around 5 grams/liter (it varies depending on the vintage);
- Training system: it varies depending on the vintage;
- Fermentation temperature: around 30°C (it varies depending on the vintage);
- Aging: French oak barrels;
- Pairing: red meat;
- Formats: 750 ml. – Magnum 1.5 lt.
Meet Mazzei at Alessi
The Mazzei wines are available at our WineBar in the Florence city centre; some of the most interesting vintage of the Mazzei Castello di Fonterutoli Siepi wine and of the others Mazzei labels are available on our ecommerce site as well with all over the world shipping.
The hamlet, an old bastion of Florence only a few kilometers from Castellina in Chianti, is blessed with an extraordinary view of Siena, which is so close that it is possible to discern the Torre del Mangia and the outline of the Duomo.
The centuries-old ownership of Marchesi Mazzei has preserved the handful of houses, the church of San Miniato, and the villa erected at the end of the 1500’s in place of the citadel, more or less unchanged. Time stopped here, maintaining the charm of the Middle Ages.
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