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Siepi - Magnum 1.5l

Toscana IGT

€247,50
Siepi - Magnum 1.5l
James Suckling
98 Pts
Decanter
96 Pts
Wine Advocate
96 Pts
Flastaff
98 Pts
Siepi Toscana IGT - 1.5L
Siepi - Magnum 1.5lToscana IGT
€247,50

"One of the 50 wines that changed Italy wine style" (Gambero Rosso)

Siepi, owned by Mazzei family since 1435, has always been a model farm, still managed today with the same kind of respect. A unique location, a special microclimate, the foresight in the early 1980s to plant Merlot as the ideal grape to complement Sangiovese in a very particular "terroir" produce a wine which is perfectly balanced between elegance, power and complexity.

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Technical sheet

Winery

Castello di Fonterutoli

Winery location

Chianti Classico, Toscana

Grape varieties

50% Sangiovese, 50% Merlot

Alcohol

14.66%

Total acidity

6.34%

Vineyards location

Siepi (Castellina in Chianti): 260 m (850 ft) a.s.l.; S-SW exp.

Soil

Mainly Alberese

Vineyards age

23 - 36 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training and Guyot

Nr. of vines per hectar

4,500 - 6,500 plants

Harvest

Hand picked starting from September 10th (Merlot), from September 24th (Sangiovese)

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28°C, in stainless steeel tanks

Period of maceration

14 (Merlot), 18 (Sangiovese) days

Ageing

18 months in small french oak barrels (70% new): Barriques (Merlot), Tonneaux (Sangiovese)

Finissage

3 months in concrete tanks

Bottling

June 2023

Available on the market

October 2023

Production

34.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt - 6 lt - 12 lt - 18 lt

Cases

6 bottles wooden box (750 ml), single wooden case (other formats)

First vintage

1992

Ageing potential

Over 20 years

Key description

Monumentally built, crispy notes of elder, plum, berries, sandalwood, tobacco, with a very long, bright finish

Food pairing

Flavorful, textured dishes, dark sauces, game, blue cheeses

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Awards

Vinous

96+ Pts

Jane Anson

96 Pts

Decanter

97 Pts

Wine Advocate

96+ Pts

Harvest

The year 2021 was distinguished by a cold winter with little precipitation. An (initially) cool spring with adequate rainfall was followed by a long, hot summer but with good diurnal temperature variations that allowed excellent completion of the grape ripening process. Worthy of note, an initial delayed development of the vines that resolved itself as the season progressed.

The harvest was extremely rewarding, in terms of performance and excellent quality and health of the grapes going to cellar; these grapes will yield rich, well-structured wines thanks to their thick, but well-balanced, fresh skins. There was a slight decrease in quantity, due to the insufficient rain during the winter which hindered budding in the early-maturing areas.


Beginning of the harvest: September 9th, 2021

End of the harvest: October 13th, 2021

Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 503,1 mm

Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 4.511,3 °C

Evaluation: Very good

The vineyard

Siepi
Castellina in Chianti

Siepi has always been a model farm managed with innovative vision, a noninvasive style of farming and constant care in preserving the area's delicate hydrogeological balance.
Siepi is still managed today with the same kind of respect inherited from the past that will ensure it is handed down intact to future generations.

The Siepi vineyard's exposure is unique, situated as it is on a plateau that is well lit throughout the day and that is surrounded by an oak forest, creating the perfect microclimate with major differences in temperature between day and night.
The Mazzei were one of the first families in the Chianti Classico area to have the foresight in the early 1980s to plant Merlot as the ideal grape to complement Sangiovese. Siepi was chosen to host this experiment on account of the particular composition of its soil, made up of calcareous and marl schist mixed with very advanced clays, that brings out the best in this uniquely warm and opulent grape variety.

The combination of these two cépages produces a perfectly balanced wine.

The sangiovese plot is south facing with a 12% gradient and is situated at an average heigth of 240 mt. above sea level. The plot's Sangiovese biotypes have been carefully selected to bring concentration and complexity to the wine along with good acidity for long ageing. The Merlot plot is south-west facing with a 5% gradient and is situated at an average height of 250 mt. above sea level. Merlot sets off Sangiovese to perfections, complementing its stern elegance with its opulence, softness and colour.

La Storia di Siepi

Siepi dates back to just under six hundred years ago, when the Siepi and Fonterutoli lands were inherited by the Mazzei family in 1435. A document in the family archives in Fonterutoli lists Siepi among the assets belonging to Madonna Smeralda Mazzei, describing it as "a piece of land adjacent to the house, with olive trees, vines and oaks...", making it unquestionably one of the oldest recorded vineyards in Italy. Over the centuries Siepi began to be celebrated for the quality of its Sangiovese, to the point where numerous wine-growers floeked to the vineyards from all over Tuscany to beg for cuttings to take home and graft onto their owne vines. Siepi has always produced wines of superior structure and sophisticated elegance. The huge job of massal selection, that allows the Castello di Fonterutoli today to boast an unparalleled viticultural heritage, began in the Siepi vineyard.

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