Established since 1435, with more than 5 centuries of history, Mazzei is the most awarded producer of Chianti Classico region and one of the 6 most awarded producers in Italy. The Mazzei family is best known for their Fonterutoli estate. Fonterutoli is located 5 km south of Castellina in Chianti (Siena), on the hills facing the Val d’Elsa, in the heart of the Chianti Classico. Owned by the Mazzei family since 1435, it still retains its original form, that of a tranquil country village: a castle once stood. Today, the estate boasts a total surface area of 650 hectares, of which 117 are devoted to specialized vineyards, divided between five areas: Fonterutoli, Siepi, Badiola, Belvedere and Caggio, located at between 230 and 500 meters above the sea level and exposed to the south and southwest.
Aging potential: Over 20 years
Key descriptors: Great structure, complex dried flowers bouquet, very rich and persistent
Food pairing: Savoury dishes, game, stews, truffles, aged cheeses
James Suckling – 94 pts
Robert Parker – 94 pts
Vinous – 94+ pts