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2015 Mazzei Castello di Fonterutoli Chianti Classico

ITEM 8036898 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release

Bidder Amount Total
newha $31 $31
colwo $30 $0
$30
Item Sold Amount Date
I8177034 1 $33 Apr 17, 2022
I8159177 3 $36 Apr 3, 2022
I8065274 1 $32 Jan 16, 2022
I8036898 1 $31 Dec 26, 2021
I8013227 1 $30 Dec 5, 2021
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RATINGS

96James Suckling

Dried violets and lavender, cedar, cloves, vanilla and tobacco. Full body with ripe and chewy tannins, but this remains focused and dialed-in thanks to mouthwatering acidity. Not to mention beautiful blue fruit that comes to the surface, particularly on the long finish.

93Wine Spectator

A pure streak of raspberry and peony marks this elegant red, with accents of black pepper, earth, graphite and tobacco. Firm, stretching out on the finish, showing echoes of fruit, earth and mineral.

90Vinous / IWC

A bold, voluptuous wine...packs notable intensity. Wild cherry, spice, lavender and new leather are some of the many notes that flesh out in this creamy, inviting Chianti Classico. All the elements are very nicely balanced.

16.5Jancis Robinson

Full cherry nose that is almost a little jammy, with minty notes and hints of dried fruit. Supple fruit with bags of tannins on the finish. Very long finish...

PRODUCER

Mazzei

Mazzei has roots that stretch back to 14the century Tuscany, when the Mazzei family of landowners and merchants established agricultural businesses, including winemaking. Today, 24 generations later, the Mazzei family still runs the company which now owns three estates. Along with the original estate in Chianti, Castello di Fonterutoli, the Mazzei family owns Belguardo in Maremma and Zisola in Sicily. In Tuscany Mazzei makes Chianti and Sangiovese blends.

REGION

Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico

Chianti is Tuscany’s most famous and historic wine district, and the Chianti Classico DOCG is the most prestigious Chianti appellation. Fittingly, it is located in the heart of the larger Chianti DOCG. Chianti’s wines were so esteemed during the Renaissance that the Medici princes of Florence designated several villages within the Chianti region as discrete production zones, setting up the first appellations in Italy. By the 20th century Chianti was Italy’s primary wine export. But the pizza parlor Chiantis sent to foreign markets were inexpensive, unremarkable reds presented in round-bottomed, straw-covered bottles. To upgrade Chianti wines and the region’s image, the Chianti Classico DOC was created in 1967, then upgraded to DOCG status in 1984, with additional modifications made in 1996. In the last 20 years a consortium of Chianti Classico producers have researched new Sangiovese clones, replanted vineyards, updated cellar practices and generally made Chianti Classico DOCG a world-class appellation. Chianti Classico must contain a minimum of 75% Sangiovese. In the 2014 edition of its annual compendium of wine ratings, Gambero Rosso noted that Chianti Classico DOCG wines were noteworthy for their “significant return to a more defined style, true to tradition.”

TYPE

Red Wine, Sangiovese, D.O.C.G.

This red grape is largely grown in central Italy. As the sole component or in a blend, it gives us Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino and Super Tuscans, among other favorites wines. The name is derived from the Latin for “blood of Jove.”