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2013 Mazzei Siepi

6-bottle Lot

ITEM 8315905 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $390
Item Sold Amount Date
I8365647 1 $390 Aug 7, 2022
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2013 Mazzei Siepi

RATINGS

95James Suckling

Aromas are so intriguing with raspberry, blackberry and light toasted fruits. Some black tea. Full body, and very compacted. Toned and muscular tannins. Racy finish with bright acidity.

94The Wine Advocate

...starts with soft fruit and delicate spice, and it shows an ever-fluid personality in the glass, slowly bringing to the nose a nice succession of background aromas, ranging from cassis to wild rose.

93Vinous / IWC

...terrific. Precise and beautifully focused throughout...compelling mélange of dark cherry/blueberry jam, sweet spices, menthol, licorice and new leather...retains striking nuance and poise throughout.

92Wine Spectator

Despite starting out dark and brooding, this is vibrant and light-footed. Black cherry, plum, oak spice and tar flavors...

91Wine Enthusiast

...opens with aromas of vanilla, ripe black-skinned fruit and mocha. The supple palate offers coconut, toast and black plum alongside velvety tannins.

17+ Jancis Robinson

Well-melded nose that's so luscious it almost smells like melted butter...dry finish... Very sappy and energetic.

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

Tuscany, or Toscana in Italian, is Italy’s best-known wine region and its most diverse. Historically Sangiovese was the primary grape grown in Tuscany and Chianti was considered the purest expression of Sangiovese. Sangiovese and its many clones are still important, and they are the grapes used for the Tuscan appellations of Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano, Chianti, Chianti Classico and Carmignano. But in the last 50 years innovative producers, many of them in southwestern Tuscany in the area called Maremma, have also planted Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. The tradition defying producers have blended those varietals with Sangiovese to produce dazzling wines that do not conform to Italy’s appellation regulations. Such wines are called Super Tuscans and cannot be labeled with either of Italy’s highest level quality designations, which are in order of status Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantia, (DOCG), and Denominazione di Origine Controllata, (DOC). (This has not at all hindered the demand for Super Tuscans, some of which are consistently among the world’s most admired and well-reviewed wines.) Tuscany has six DOCG appellations and thirty-four DOCs. Though famous for its red wines, Tuscany also produces whites made primarily from Trebbiano and Vernaccia. There are also many Tuscan Indicazione Geographica Tipica (IGT) wines that are often an innovative blend of traditional and non-traditional grapes. This relatively new appellation status was started in 1992 as an attempt to give an official classification to Italy’s many newer blends that do fit the strict requirements of DOC and DOCG classifications. IGT wines may use the name of the region and varietal on their label or in their name.