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.
Alcoholic fermentation in 500 liter oak barrels for 20 days with maceration on the skins and complete malolactic fermentation in the same wooden barrels. Aging is 18 months in 500 liter French oak barrels (50% new) and 4 months in cement tanks.
Intense ruby red colour. Pronounced bouquet on the nose, cherry, marasca cherry, red fruit, aromatic herbs, spicy hints, memories of noble woods and leather. In the mouth it is balanced, soft tannins and balanced by freshness and an excellent savory trail, very persistent.
Roasts with spices, stewed game, aged cheeses, mushrooms and truffles.