About the producer: Mazzei Family
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
Vineyard & Winemaking
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.
Zisola covers 21 hectares of vineyard, planted with the traditional Nero d’Avola, and some Syrah, Petit Verdot, Grillo, and Catarratto.
Their range covers the Chianti appellation, including Chianti Classico’s new top level Gran Selezione and some IGT in Sicily and Tuscany with so called ‘Super Tuscan’.