Castello di Fonterutoli has been the heart and soul of the Marchesi Mazzei story and wine-production for nearly 600 years. Owned by the family since 1435 the estate still retains its original form, that of a tranquil country village, surrounded by 650 hectares of wood, vineyards and olive groves. A cluster of houses, the church of San Miniato and the villa, built at the end of the 1500s, tell the story of a family deeply rooted in the Tuscan tradition. This grapes for this wine were selected among Fonterutoli’s 120 different parcels, after the master blend of its “big brother” Castello di Fonterutoli. It’s the estate’s “second vin”, the most widely known and distributed. 90% Sangiovese, 10% Malvasia Nera, Colorino and Merlot. Soil: Limestone. Vineyards age: 12-25 years. Harvest: Hand-picked from September 27. Fermented at 26-28 degrees C. Period of maceration: 16-18 days. Aging: 12 months in small French oak barrels. Aging potential: 10 years and more. A well proportioned, elegant body, dark berry, fresh spice flavors, intense, smooth taste.