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2016 Mazzei Fonterutoli Chianti Classico Riserva Ser LapoSangiovese from Italy

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"Ruby red color with violet nuances. On the nose, bright aromas of fresh cherries mingle with notes of thyme and a subtle smoky character. Bright acid structure providing a liv...

  • 97 Decanter
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About

97

This is a stunning wine with a complex cherry, prune, herbal, leather and balsamic bouquet. Excels on the concentrated and succulent palate, with lovely mouthfeel and lots of spicy, smooth, fleshy tannins, superfine acidity and great length. A classic gourmand style per eccellenza perhaps but remarkable from any angle.

Product Description:

"Ruby red color with violet nuances. On the nose, bright aromas of fresh cherries mingle with notes of thyme and a subtle smoky character. Bright acid structure providing a lively quality. Cranberry, raspberry, and red cherry dominate with hints of leather, cedar, and cocoa powder. Some earthiness in the finish and ripe soft tannins.

For 26 generations, the Mazzei family has been producing benchmark Italian wines from their historic Castello di Fonterutoli estate in Tuscany and more recently in the Maremma, Sicily and the Veneto. The passion, commitment and expertise that goes into these expressive wines is a reflection of the Mazzei’s spirit of innovation and respect for each property’s unique terroir.

The Fonterutoli estate's Chianti Classico Riserva is dedicated the the Mazzei’' notable ancestor, Ser Lapo, vigneron, merchant and author of the first official document mentioning 'Chianti wine' (December 16th, 1398)." - Importer

Product Detail

Item # 117160
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-Region Chianti Classico
Ratings

97 - Decanter

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Sangiovese
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste red fruit, strawberry and raspberry
Nose asparagus, green pepper and red fruit