Founded in 1435, Castello di Fonterutoli, located in the Chianti Classico region, is the Mazzei family’s primary estate. It has remained in the family for 24 generations, making them one of the oldest wine making families in Italy and the world. Siepi, a 35 acre vineyard, has always been a model farm, with a unique location and a special microclimate. Mazzei felt that Merlot might be a complimentary grape to Sangiovese, the Tuscan standard-bearer. He felt that Merlot adds power, color, and roundness to complement Sangiovese’s inherent structure and acidity. In the early 1980s, when replanting a parcel of the vineyard with Sangiovese, Mazzei decided to include Merlot, winding up with a 15-acre portion planted roughly equally with Sangiovese and Merlot, which serves as the source for their Super Tuscan, labeled Siepi. Concentration and complexity make it a wine with an authentic and unique temperament. “One of the 50 wines that changed Italy wine style”. Gambero Rosso. Giovanni Mazzei, will guide us thru some back vintages of this truly Super Tuscan.
5 wines $40