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 grapes are hand harvested starting September 21st and undergo separate temperature controlled fermentations at 82-86¢ªF for a period of 7-14 days. The post-fermentation maceration time is 15-18 days at 68-75¢ªF.