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: Castello di Fonterutoli.
WINERY LOCATION: Chianti Classico, Toscana.
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.94%
VINEYARDS LOCATION: 50 - 310 mt (165 - 1,020 ft) a.s.l.; S-SW exp.
SOIL: Fonterutoli: mainly Limestone - Belguardo: mainly Sandstone.
VINEYARDS AGE: 10 - 20 years.
TRAINING SYSTEM: Spur cordon-training.
NR. OF VINES PER HECTARE: 6.600 plants.
HARVEST: Hand picked from September 15th (Belguardo), September 23rd (Fonterutoli).
FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE: 25 - 27 °C.
PERIOD OF MACERATION: 13 Fonterutoli / 15 Belguardo days.
AGEING: 18 months in French and American oak barrels (225 lt / 30% new).
BOTTLING: April 2018
PRODUCTION: 45000 bottles.
FIRST VINTAGE: 2008
AGEING POTENTIAL: Over 20 years.
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.