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Mazzei Castello Fonterutoli Chianti Classico Gran Selezionetext

Mazzei Castello Fonterutoli Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2018

Tuscany, ItalyThis cru of sangiovese comes off 11 parcels surrounding the Fonterutoli hamlet, in the heart of Castellina in Chianti. It is a mix of 6 clones plus 8 massale selections, rooted in albarese and limestone. After a stainless ferment, this spent 18 months in 500L French oak (50% new) before 4 months in concrete tank. Still quite knit and reserved, this structural wine shows black cherry, dark perfumed raspberry across a fine leather and broken stone base. Acidity is limestone lofted, and tannins are long and finely sticky, guiding this finessed wine to a lingering finish. Very elegant; this will certainly be enjoyed now with a decant, and over the years to come.Tasted: 20 August 2022Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$74.99750mlselect private retailers
Producer: Marchesi Mazzei S.P.A. AgricolaDistributors: Roy + Co Selections
Blend: Sangiovese - Cabernet Sauvignon - MerlotCSPC: 512475UPC: 8016118111189