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Fonterutoli Mazzei Chianti-Classico Vin Rouge Vin Tranquille Italie Toscane D.o.c.g. Marchesi Mazzei Srl 2008

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91 points by James Suckling. Intense and smooth, rich and hearty bouquet reminiscent of strawberries with hints of cassis. Elegant, powerful and well balanced body with a slightly bitter fruit and massive tannins. Ideal with pasta, like our famous homemade lasagna.

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Region: Italy » Sicily » Sicilia Igt

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Winery: Marchesi Mazzei
Color: Red
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Marchesi Mazzei:
The Mazzei family of Tuscany has been making wine in Italy since 1435 in the area of Carmignano.  Ser Lapo Mazzei, a winemaker from Carmignano is considered father of the Chianti name. He authored the first known document referencing the designation, a commercial contract bearing his signature in 1398. Another  future Mazzei family member helped Thomas Jefferson plant his vineyards ... Read more
The Mazzei family of Tuscany has been making wine in Italy since 1435 in the area of Carmignano.  Ser Lapo Mazzei, a winemaker from Carmignano is considered father of the Chianti name. He authored the first known document referencing the designation, a commercial contract bearing his signature in 1398. Another  future Mazzei family member helped Thomas Jefferson plant his vineyards in Virginia. Through marriage  of a daughter, the Mazzei family came to acquire the Fonterutoli estate The winery today has 5 different terroirs.which includes 41 grape clones with 36 being Sangiovese. The vineyards are Le Ripe Vineyard, Fonterutoli Vineyard, Belvedere  Vineyards, Siepi Ineyard, and Caggio Vineyard. Read less

Member Reviews for Fonterutoli Mazzei Chianti-Classico Vin Rouge Vin Tranquille Italie Toscane D.o.c.g. Marchesi Mazzei Srl

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3.50 5
02/26/2012

91 points by James Suckling. Intense and smooth, rich and hearty bouquet reminiscent of strawberries with hints of cassis. Elegant, powerful and well balanced body with a slightly bitter fruit and massive tannins. Ideal with pasta, like our famous homemade lasagna.




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