The Fonterutoli estate is located in the heart of the Chianti Classico DOC in Tuscany and has remained in the same family for 24 generations. The Mazzei family owns 117 hectares of vine, divided in 120 parcels all harvested by hand. Grapes are vinified and matured separately in order to add complexity to the wines.
“You’ll find aromas of French oak, blackberry, exotic spice, menthol and a whiff of crushed violet on this glossy red. The palate shows both structure and finesse, offering juicy black cherry, vanilla, licorice and mocha framed in fine-grained tannins. Drink through 2020.” – 92 pts Wine Spectator June 2016
Italian still red wine from Tuscany Italy made with Sangiovese, Malvasia Nera, Colorino and Merlot.
The Mazzei Family started producing wine at Castello di Fonterutoli in 1435. The estate is located in the heart of the Chianti Classico appellation in Tuscany and has remained in the same family for 24 generations. In 1997 they acquired Belguardo Estate in Maremma, and in 2003 Zisola, in Sicily. Their aim is to promote local vine varieties that express their terroir in respect of diversity and nature, via sustainable agriculture. After modernising their winery in recent years they can now vinify each parcel in order to produce series of small scale wine batches. View our selection
Fonterutoli estate covers 117 hectares of vineyard, largely planted with Sangiovese and some Merlot, Colorino, Malvasia Nera and Cabernet Sauvignon. Wines are aged 12 months in small French oak barrels, of which 40% is new.
Belguardo covers 34 ha of planted local vines such as Sangiovese, Alicante and Vermentino but also international vines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Syrah.
Zizola covers 21 hectares of vineyard, planted with the traditional Nero d’Avola, and some Syrah, Petit Verdot, Grillo, and Catarratto.
Eleven red wines are made at Fonterutoli including five IGT, based on Sangiovese, and four Chianti Classico. Eight wines are made in Maremma including some white from Vermentino and a rosé and four wines at Zizola including three reds and one white.