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Siepi IGT Rosso Toscana Mazzei 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

"Lovely aromas of currants and blueberries, with cream and vanilla undertones. Full body, with well-integrated tannins and a milk chocolate, currant jam aftertaste. Lots going on. Classy bottle as always. Best after 2014...93" JS 9/11

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Castello di Fonterutoli:
Fonterutoli is located 5 km south of Castellina in Chianti (Siena), on the hills facing the Val d'Elsa, in the heart of the Chianti Classico. Owned by the Mazzei family since 1435, it still retains its original form, that of a tranquil country village: a cluster of houses, the church of San Miniato and the villa, built at the end of the 1500s where the medieval castle once stood. On the main sq... Read more
Fonterutoli is located 5 km south of Castellina in Chianti (Siena), on the hills facing the Val d'Elsa, in the heart of the Chianti Classico. Owned by the Mazzei family since 1435, it still retains its original form, that of a tranquil country village: a cluster of houses, the church of San Miniato and the villa, built at the end of the 1500s where the medieval castle once stood. On the main square next to the ancient church is the family villa, surrounded by the charming village apartments and suites managed as luxury b&b that can be rented individually or as a single unit. Read less

External Reviews for Siepi IGT Rosso Toscana Mazzei

External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Siepi 2005/ From Mazzei's historic estate in Chianti Classico, this 50/50 blend of sangiovese and merlot grows in marl and sandstone soils. The wine's tannins feel ironclad when first poured, then high-toned red berries emerge with air, enriched by notes of sandalwood and spice. Cellar this for up to a decade, or decant a bottle for braised pork shoulder.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Siepi 2006 - 92 Points, Wine Advocate/ The 2006 Siepi is particularly beautiful in this vintage. The wine reveals tons of clarity, depth and precision in its violets, blackberries, minerals and French oak, with remarkable balance in between the fruit, acid and tannins. This full-bodied, vibrant Siepi could use a few years in bottle, but the wine’s impeccable balance means it can be enjoyed sooner than that, especially if the bottle is opened well in advance. This is a terrific effort from proprietor Filippo Mazzei, consulting oenologist Carlo Ferrini and their team. Siepi is Sangiovese and Merlot that spent 18 months in French oak.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Siepi 2005 - 92 Points, Wine Spectator/ Shows fantastic aromas of crushed raspberry and flowers, with an olive undertone. Full-bodied, with superrefined, silky tannins and a long, long finish. Caressing and beautiful .


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Siepi 2005 - 89 Points, The Wine Advocate/ The estate has done very well with its 2005s. The 2005 Siepi, equal parts Sangiovese and Merlot, spent 19 months in French oak...with air it gains remarkable harmony...Sweet dark fruit, new leather, spices, earthiness and licorice nuance emerge as this full-bodied, intense wine comes together in the glass...it is an excellent and attractive wine.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Siepi 2003/ Fragrant, floral Sangiovese and plush Merlot are combined in equal parts to produce one of Italy's most appealing wines with rich extraction an d gorgeous, long-lasting fruit flavors. This rich and modern blend never lets the 2003 heat get the upper hand.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
01/28/2012

"Siepi" Toscana 2008 - 93 points, Wine Enthusiast / Siepi is a gorgeous 50-50 blend of Sangiovese and Merlot that delivers intense aromas of ripe black fruit, rum cake, leather, moist tobacco and Indian spice. It lasts long on the palate thanks to its fine, silky texture.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Siepi - Multi-Vintage Reviews/ Intense aromas of blackberries, black licorice and dried flowers. Full-bodied, with silky and fine tannins and a long, rich finish. Polished and well made. One of the best ever from here.


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"Lovely aromas of currants and blueberries, with cream and vanilla undertones. Full body, with well-integrated tannins and a milk chocolate, currant jam aftertaste. Lots going on. Classy bottle as always. Best after 2014...93" JS 9/11

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.0%

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