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2017 Mazzei Italian (Tuscany) Red "Chianti Classico Fonterutoli"

Mazzei 2017 Chianti Classico Fonterutoli

Winery: Mazzei

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Chianti Classico Fonterutoli"

Wine Category: Italian (Tuscany) Red

Grape blend: 90% Sangiovese & 10% Complementary Varietals

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Chianti Classico

State or country: Italy

Price: $29

Cases produced: 21,665

KWG Score: 91.5 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91.5)

Review date: May 17, 2021

Wine Review: This medium ruby colored Chianti Classico opens with a black cherry, cinnamon and cedar bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium minus bodied and pleasantly acidic. It is nicely rounded, approachable, and quite savory. The flavor profile is a crushed stone and black cherry blend with notes of tobacco and marjoram. I also detected hints of cedar and plum towards the end. The finish is dry and its moderate dusty tannins are very nicely extended. This wine does even better with a little aeration. It would pair perfectly with Italian braciole. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: A well-proportioned, elegant body, dark berry, fresh spice flavors. Intense and smooth. Great ability to pair with dark sauce pastas, barbecue or aged cold cuts.

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