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Marchesi Mazzei Chianti Classico Castello di Fonterutoli 2005

Member Review by Mike Madaio:

More like a SuperTuscan than a CC - very New World in style... lots of oak, creamy, smooth. A real crowd-pleaser for sure, but not really my style.

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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

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Snooth User: Mike Madaio
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0.00 5
05/15/2012

More like a SuperTuscan than a CC - very New World in style... lots of oak, creamy, smooth. A real crowd-pleaser for sure, but not really my style.


Snooth User: cw511
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4.00 5
07/08/2010

Four glasses




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