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2017 Mazzei Fonterutoli Chianti Classico

2017 Mazzei Fonterutoli Chianti Classico

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92 Points James Suckling
2017 Mazzei Fonterutoli Chianti Classico
92 Points James Suckling

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A nice discount on this high-quality Chianti Classico. Mazzei are one of the oldest producers in the region and still produce what Parker's Wine Advocate calls one of its "most consistent" reds. Carefully hand made by Mazzei from their many ancient and select vineyards, this both a serious and a deliciously luscious Chiatni Classico for the price.

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Overview

Grape

90% Sangiovese and 10% other red varietals

Its Origins

The excellence of the wines of Castello di Fonterutoli is renowned worldwide and represents one of the points of reference for the whole Chianti Classico.The estate covers an overall surface of 650 hectares, where "only" 117 are for special vineyards organized into five zones ranging between 220 and 550 meters above sea level, which are further divided into 120 single parcels. All in perfect harmony with other secondary cultivars and woods, an ideal environment for various kinds of free roaming wild game. The grapes from these 120 parcels are harvested by hand, turned into wine and aged in wood barrels separately, transforming the value of diversity into an extraordinary breadth of bouquet and complexity.

What The Critics Say

92/100 James Suckling

"Big and fruity Chianti Classico with lots of cherry and orange-peel character. Full-bodied, soft and savory. Freshness runs through it as well. Love the fruit at the end."

89/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Monica Larner

"In terms of base Chianti Classico, the Mazzei family offers one of the nicest and most consistent wines you can buy from this storied region. The 2017 Chianti Classico Fonterutoli is 90% Sangiovese with 10% complementary grapes, all aged in 225-liter and 500-liter French oak for 12 months. The tricky part of this vintage was the heat and drought that forced yields down by quite a large margin across the appellation. This wine navigates these challenges with a deft hand, showing ripe and dark aromas of pressed cherry and plum with pretty toast and spice. An ample 260,000 bottles were produced." Drink 2019 - 2025

92/100 Falstaff Magazine

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Sangiovese

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Tuscany

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.50%

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2027

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with LAMB

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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