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.
Aging lasts 18 months in small 225-litre French oak barrels, 70% new and 30% used.
Intense and brilliant ruby red colour. On the nose fruity notes of currant, cherry, plum, raspberry, floral with sandalwood, violet and rose petals, spiced with black pepper and cloves. On the palate monumental, round, decidedly long finish, defined and clear, powerful, fruity aftertaste.
In combination with second courses based on red meat, stews, game, seasoned and blue cheeses.