Enoteca Belvedere di San Leonino

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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.

Winery: Castello di Fonterutoli

Winery location: Chianti Classico, Toscana

Grape varieties: 50% Sangiovese, 50% Merlot

Alcohol: 14.53%

Total acidity: 5.90‰

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

Soil: Mainly Alberese

Vineyards age: 20 - 33 years

Training system: Spur cordon-training and Guyot

Nr. of vines per hectare: 4.500 - 6.500 plants

Harvest: Hand picked August 12th (Merlot), September 22nd (Sangiovese)

Vinification: 26 - 28° C, in stainless steeel tanks

Period of maceration: 14 (Merlot), 18 (Sangiovese) days

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

Finissage: 4 months in concrete tanks

Bottling: June 2020

Available on the market: October 2020

Production: 38000 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 descriptors: 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