The Mazzei family has been producing wine since the eleventh century in Tuscany. Ser Lapo Mazzei is in fact known for having been the first to draw up a document in 1398 for the denomination of “Chianti”; subsequently, in 1435, his niece Madonna Smeralda Mazzei marries Piero Agnolo da Fonterutoli and thanks to the union, the Castle becomes part of the family heritage. Today the family has even reached the 24th generation of winemakers. Another key figure in the history of the family is Filippo “Philip” Mazzei, a close friend of Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin among others. Today the company is led by Lapo Mazzei, Cavaliere del Lavoro and president of the Chianti Classico Consortium for over 20 years, and his sons Filippo and Francesco.
Cabernet Sauvignon 20%
Maturation is 18 months in small French oak barrels and then 3 months in cement tanks.
Very intense and brilliant ruby red colour. On the nose notes of cherry, raspberry and currant, with gaggiolo, violet and rose petals, black pepper and cloves with a licorice finish. On the palate rich, powerful, balanced, fruity aftertaste with hints of black fruits and undergrowth. Pleasant, not overly long finish.
It goes well with meat-based main courses, stewed game, mature cheeses, spiced recipes and vegetable and legume-based dishes.