This wine is dedicated to Philip Mazzei (1730-1816), an illustrious ancestor of the family, political thinker, American Patriot and pioneer of the viticulture in Virginia together with Thomas Jefferson. Made with a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon selected from our estates, Philip is the quintessence of Tuscany. "The great doctrine ‘All men are created equal’, incorporated into the Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson, was paraphrased from the writings of Philip Mazzei, an Italian-born patriot, and close friend of Jefferson’s." (JFK, "A Nation of Immigrants").
WINERY LOCATION: Chianti Classico, Toscana.
GRAPES: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.8‰.
VINEYARDS LOCATION: 50 - 310 mt (165 - 1,020 ft) a.s.l.; S-SW exp.
SOIL: Fonterutoli mainly Limestone and Belguardo mainly Sandstone.
TRAINING SYSTEM: Spur cordon-training.
NUMBER OF VINES PER HECTARE: 6.600 plants.
HARVEST: Hand picked from September 17th (Belguardo), September 26th (Fonterutoli).
FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE: 25 - 27 °C.
PERIOD OF MACERATION: 13 days for the Fonterutoli and 15 days for the Belguardo.
AGEING: 18 months in French and American oak barrels (30% new).
BOTTLING: January 2016.
UNIT: 1 x 75cl Bottle.
KEY DESCRIPTORS: Full, ripe and intriguing body, long taste with pleasant and fresh aftertaste.
FOOD PAIRING: Game stews, aged and blue cheese, spicy food.
DELIVERY: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.
As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.