|WBOTD||Just the Good Stuff|
|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||93 Point Chianti Classico from top Chianti producer Mazzei | elegant body, dark berry, fresh spice flavors, intense, smooth taste|
|Why now?||On Sale $23.99 (was $32.99)|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|Expert Ratings||93JS | 93WS | Top 5% of Wines in the World (Vivino)|
|What is it?||Chianti Classico from Tuscany|
|What’s in it?||Sangiovese · Malvasia Nera · Colorino · Merlot | ABV 13.5%|
|When to drink?||now thru 2028+|
|Pair with:||Red & White Meat, Comfort Foods, Cheese|
|Occasion||Big dinner with friends or family|
|If you want to drink now...||Decant 60 Minutes|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||6+|
Fonterutoli Mazzei Chianti Classico 2015 | A joy with pasta, red sauces and meat
The excellence of the Fonterutoli Mazzei Chianti Classico 2015 vintage from Tuscany shines brightly with this wine. Most of all we feel this is the finest Chianti Classico ever from this estate!! Selected among Fonterutoli’s 120 different parcels; after the master blend of its “big brother” Castello Fonterutoli. It’s the main wine of the estate; since ever the category benchmark. Hence, a well-proportioned; elegant body; dark berry; fresh spice flavors; intense; smooth taste. From the estate of Philip Mazzei – an Italian American Patriot
93JS | A dense and fruity red with dark berry and dark chocolate character. Fonterutoli Mazzei Chianti Classico 2015 presents hints of walnuts. Full body. Structured. Polished and chewy. Lovely. Very well done. Needs a year or two to open.
93WS | Fonterutoli Mazzei Chianti Classico 2015 delivers a pure streak of raspberry and peony. In addition, with accents of black pepper, earth, graphite, and tobacco. Yet firm, stretching out on the finish, showing echoes of fruit, earth, and mineral.
Fonterutoli – The Winery and Estate
While the true link between the past and the future, the Fonterutoli Winery dominates the estate and farm slopes looking to Siena.
Fonterutoli Mazzei Chianti Classico 2015 is born in a modern winery while developed by the family members with centuries-old knowledge. Also, Agnese Mazzei is the designer of the innovative project with low environmental impact, where aesthetics meet functionality.
The hamlet of Fonterutoli, an old bastion of Florence only a few kilometers from Castellina in Chianti, is blessed with an extraordinary view of Siena, which is so close that it is possible to discern the Torre del Mangia and the outline of the Duomo.
Furthermore, the centuries-old ownership of Marchesi Mazzei has preserved the handful of houses and the church of San Miniato. In addition, the villa erected at the end of the 1500’s in place of the citadel, more or less unchanged. In conclusion, time stopped here, maintaining the charm of the Middle Ages.
About Philip Mazzei – an Italian American Patriot
So, Philip Mazzei, who enjoyed calling himself a “Citizen of the World”, befriended Franklin, Adams, Washington, and Jefferson. In addition, the latter invited him to introduce vine growing in Monticello, Virginia. As a result, in a letter to George Washington, Mazzei writes that the soil and climate of that region are wonderfully suitable for wine production.
Filippo inspired Jefferson with the idea that “All men are by nature equally free and independent. Therefore, such equality is necessary to create a free government”.
In his book A Nation of Immigrants, John F. Kennedy himself acknowledges that “The great doctrine ‘All men are created equal. Most noteworthy, incorporated in the Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson, was paraphrased from the writings of Filippo Mazzei. Filippo was an Italian patriot and dear friend of Jefferson”.
Commemorating Philip Mazzei as an “American Patriot” with a stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service In 1980 for the 250th anniversary of his birth.