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2016 Mazzei Italian (Tuscany) Red "Gran Selezione Castello Fonterutoli"

Mazzei 2016 Gran Selezione Castello Fonterutoli Chianti Classico

Winery: Mazzei

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Gran Selezione Castello Fonterutoli"

Wine Category: Italian (Tuscany) Red

Grape blend: 92% Sangiovese & 8% Malvasia Nera and Colorino

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Chianti Classico

State or country: Italy

Price: $74

Cases produced: 5,583

KWG Score: 95.5 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (95)

Review date: December 10, 2019

Wine Review: This red colored Sangiovese based wine from Mazzei opens with a fragrant maraschino cherry bouquet with hints of pure vanilla, band-aid and Spanish cedar. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is very tasty red plum with notes of ultra-fine minerality and black cherry. I also detected hints of cedar and strawberry. The finish is dry and its refined tannins build-up very nicely and show a presence, but do not get in the way. This Excellent wine would pair very well with a short rib ragu with pappardelle and pecorino Romano. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Great structure, complex dried flowers, bouquet, very rich and persistent. Pair with savoury dishes, game, stews, truffles, and aged cheeses

Organic status: not organic

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