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2015 Mazzei Concerto di Fonterutoli

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ITEM 8556830 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Amount Total
$40
Item Sold Amount Date
I8583644 1 $35 Dec 18, 2022
I8544762 1 $40 Nov 27, 2022
I8534759 5 $40 Nov 20, 2022
I8534750 2 $40 Nov 20, 2022
I8528439 12 $40 Nov 13, 2022
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RATINGS

94Vinous / IWC

...positively gorgeous. Dark cherry, plum, chocolate, lavender, spice and menthol retains considerable primary intensity and freshness...

92The Wine Advocate

...offers evident muscle and exuberance...feels softly textured and rich in terms of mouthfeel, and it offers a long and attractive succession of dark fruit, spice and tobacco-like aromas.

92Wine Spectator

The polished texture and dark black cherry and blackberry flavors show glossy vanilla and toasted oak accents.

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.