Reviewed on 2019-01-22
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Rating 91
Style Red
Blend , Colorino, Malvasia Nera, Merlot
Vintage 2015
Appellation
Tuscany
Italy
ABV 13.7%
Price $30.00  Buy This Wine
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Cooking And Sipping, Date Night, Dinner Parties

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Malvasia Nera, Merlot , Sangiovese

Mazzei Fonterutoli Chianti Classico DOCG 2015 Review

In 1773 Philip Mazzei left Livorno for the colonies to start a vineyard with his pal Thomas Jefferson, eventually planting the first commercial vineyard in the Commonwealth of Virginia; only to become a secret agent for Virginia as an arms dealer in Italy by 1779. Oh and the family still makes wine to this day and it’s great. Coming from the township of Castellina in Chianti, the southern corner of the Classico zone, this almost-classic blend is plush and medium bodied with sour cherry and soil on the nose along with bramble fruit and rose petals. The wines from this part of the zone are often rich, plush and soft due to the high level of the famous galestro soils here and this wine shows this in spades; especially with that nice 13% abv.

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Mazzei Fonterutoli Chianti Classico DOCG 2015
In 1773 Philip Mazzei left Livorno for the colonies to start a vineyard with his pal Thomas Jefferson, eventually planting the first commercial vineyard in the Commonwealth of Virginia; only to become a secret agent for Virginia as an arms dealer in Italy by 1779. Oh and the family still makes wine to this day and it’s great. Coming from the township of Castellina in Chianti, the southern corner of the Classico zone, this almost-classic blend is plush and medium bodied with sour cherry and soil on the nose along with bramble fruit and rose petals. The wines from this part of the zone are often rich, plush and soft due to the high level of the famous galestro soils here and this wine shows this in spades; especially with that nice 13% abv.

Reviewed On: 01-22-2019
91
POINTS
Mazzei Fonterutoli Chianti Classico DOCG 2015
In 1773 Philip Mazzei left Livorno for the colonies to start a vineyard with his pal Thomas Jefferson, eventually planting the first commercial vineyard in the Commonwealth of Virginia; only to become a secret agent for Virginia as an arms dealer in Italy by 1779. Oh and the family still makes wine to this day and it’s great. Coming from the township of Castellina in Chianti, the southern corner of the Classico zone, this almost-classic blend is plush and medium bodied with sour cherry and soil on the nose along with bramble fruit and rose petals. The wines from this part of the zone are often rich, plush and soft due to the high level of the famous galestro soils here and this wine shows this in spades; especially with that nice 13% abv.

Reviewed On: 01-22-2019