Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vicoregio 36 2017 Mazzei
€ 50,34 (TVA incluse)
The Mazzei family is introducing quite a few new and ambitious changes to its portfolio this year. This wine is one of them. Previously known as Mix 36, it represents a complicated blend of 36 biotypes of Sangiovese, all planted in an experimental vineyard not too far from the estate's high-technology winery. With this vintage, the wine has been upgraded from IGT status to Gran Selezione, at the top of the Chianti Classico quality pyramid. The 2017 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vicoregio 36 offers great purity and focus. The bouquet is redolent of wild blueberry, spice, cola, grilled herb, blue flower and tilled earth. There is a pretty menthol-like note on the close.
Winespectator / James Suckling (95)
A pretty red with black cherries, walnuts, spice and hints of dried flowers, following through to a medium to full body, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Hints of bitter citrus rind. Very tight for the ripeness of this vintage.