2015 Siepi, Rosso di Toscana Castello di Fonterutoli, Marchesi Mazzei

2015 Siepi, Rosso di Toscana Castello di Fonterutoli, Marchesi Mazzei

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2015 Siepi, Rosso di Toscana Castello di Fonterutoli, Marchesi Mazzei

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This Super Tuscan from Castello di Fonterutoli may be overshadowed by its more famous friends, Tignanello et al, but it more than holds its own. A 50-50 blend of Sangiovese and Merlot, the nose is layered and complex. Wild herbs mingle with vibrant dark plummy fruit, a Sangiovese sour-cherry twist, a fresh menthol note and cocoa sweetness from 18 months in oak (70% new). There’s a sweet, plush core of fruit that effortlessly balances the wine’s 14% alcohol. This is a wine of great structure – with Sangiovese’s acidity, and ripe, velveteen tannins that cry out for a rare bistecca. Drink now to 2030.
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Marchesi Mazzei

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Sangiovese

Sangiovese

A black grape widely grown in Central Italy and the main component of Chianti and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano as well as being the sole permitted grape for the famed Brunello di Montalcino.

It is a high yielding, late ripening grape that performs best on well-drained calcareous soils on south-facing hillsides. For years it was blighted by poor clonal selection and massive overcropping - however since the 1980s the quality of Sangiovese-based wines has rocketed upwards and they are now some of the most sought after in the world.

It produces wines with pronounced tannins and acidity, though not always with great depth of colour, and its character can vary from farmyard/leather nuances through to essence of red cherries and plums. In the 1960s the advent of Super Tuscans saw bottlings of 100% Sangiovese wines, as well as the introduction of Sangiovese/Cabernet Sauvignon blends, the most famous being Tignanello.

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