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Mazzei Ser Lapo Chianti Classico Riservatext

Mazzei Ser Lapo Chianti Classico Riserva 2018

Tuscany, ItalyThe Ser Lapo Chianti Classico Riserva celebrates the Mazzei ancestor who penned the first official document mentioning Chianti in 1398. The label is quite unique, held together with a wax seal, inviting you to open and view illustrations by young Florentine artists hidden within. This sangiovese is splashed with 10% merlot, coming off the Cornia and Caggiolo vineyards' clay, limestone, and albarese. This aged 1 year in small French barrels, 50% new. Ripe and plush black cherry, raspberry is layered with flake salts, dried florals, and dried thyme, all lit with a lifted stony acidity, and housed with long, finely sticky tannins. There's a lovely balance to this finessed wine, drinking smartly in youth, but will reward with cellaring.Tasted: 20 August 2022Tasted by: Prices:
Producer: Marchesi Mazzei S.P.A. AgricolaDistributors: Roy + Co Selections
Blend: Sangiovese - MerlotCSPC: 176842UPC: 8016118101005