Color - Intense ruby red
Bouquet - Scents of blackberry and vanilla aromas
Taste - Well-structured, with fine tannins and very smooth, elegant finish.
Wine Enthusiast 91 points - The 2010 Chianti Classico shows lovely depth and power in its expressive dark cherries, plums, spices, menthol and licorice. Clean veins of minerality give the wine its considerable focus and energy. This is an especially understated wine from Fonterutoli, but it works. A clean, vibrant finish of stone fruits, flowers and spices resonates on the close. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2015.
Wine Spectator 90 points - Notes of high-toned cherry, raspberry, graphite and sweet sawdust mark this sinewy red. Medium-bodied, turning graceful on the finish. Well-structured and long, with a spicy finish. Best from 2015 through 2025.—B.S.
MAZZEI VINEYARDS 2010 FONTERUTOLI CHIANTI CLASSICO
"A beautiful wine from a great vintage, this reasonably-priced Chianti Classico opens with soft tones of ripe cherry and red fruits backed by spice, leather and chocolate. The wine shows lush, smooth opulence on the soft yet persistent finish." Wine Enthusiast 91 points Drink 2013+
|Wine maker notes
|The spectacular Fonterutoli property today comprises 470 hectares, of which 79 hectares
are devoted to four distinct vineyard sites: Fonterutoli, Siepi, Badiola and Belvedere. The Sangiovese grape finds itself particularly at home in these four areas, which are planted at altitudes varying between 750 and 1,640 feet above sea level, at south and southwest exposure. The rocky limestone and sandstone soil structure, high density planting (7,000 plants per hectare) and low yields of less than 40 hectoliters per hectare result in the production of complex, elegant and powerful Sangiovese wines.
|90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon