The Mazzei family has been producing wine since the 11th century in Tuscany. Ser Lapo Mazzei is in fact known for being the first to draw up a document in 1398 for the denomination of “Chianti”; subsequently, in 1435, his niece Madonna Smeralda Mazzei married Piero Agnolo da Fonterutoli and thanks to the union the Castle became part of the family’s heritage. Today the family has even reached the 24th generation of wine producers. Another key figure in the family’s history 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.
The skin maceration is 1 hour for Syrah, 2 hours for Sangiovese. Refines for 3 months on the fine lees in steel vats.
Cherry pink in colour, it presents suggestive fragrances of citrus fruits, small red fruits and aromatic herbs on the nose. In the mouth, it manifests itself with a combination of freshness and softness, offering a dynamic richness and good persistence.
Versatile with a variety of dishes, it can be enjoyed with appetizers, first courses in red sauce, pizza, fish and steamed vegetables.