Fonterutoli Chianti Classico Riserva Ser Lapo 2013 | Gorgeous Smoothness
With this outstanding Fonterutoli Chianti Classico Riserva Ser Lapo 2013, the Mazzei family celebrate their notable ancestor Ser Lapo, author of the first official document mentioning “Chianti wine” (December 16th, 1398). Fresh, with an aroma of berries, strong structure, intense taste. Pairs well with pasta with game sauce, stews, grilled red meats, mid-aged cheeses.
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92+RP| Fonterutoli Chianti Classico Riserva Ser Lapo 2013 is an excellent wine with gorgeous smoothness and soft tannins. This 90/10 blend of Sangiovese and Merlot shows the best of both grapes in their respective percentages. Affordable red wine from beautiful Tuscany.
92JS | A pretty yet fruit-forward nose of dark cherries, plum liqueur, pressed violets, black licorice, chocolate, and some Christmas cake. A full, expansive palate that is lithe and agile with velvety tannins and refreshing acidity. Fonterutoli Chianti Classico Riserva Ser Lapo 2013 is very elegant and refined.
Ser Lapo Mazzei – the origins of Chianti
The first documented reference to Chianti as a production region is found in correspondence from 16 December 1398. Documented most noteworthy between Ser Lapo Mazzei “the keen notary” and Francesco Datini, “the merchant from Prato”.
A long-lasting bond unites the Mazzei family with Tuscany and wines since the XI century.
Ser Lapo Mazzei is the author of the first known document to use the “Chianti” denomination in 1398; in 1435, when his granddaughter Madonna Smeralda Mazzei married Piero di Agnolo da Fonterutoli, the holding became part of the family’s estate. Since then, for 24 generations, the Mazzei family produces wine at Castello di Fonterutoli, which even after its recent expansion still remains the beating heart of the company.
Mazzei family – Our past is our future
Since more than six hundred years, the Mazzei family produces unique wines with spirit and passion renewed from generation to generation.
At Fonterutoli, as well as at Belguardo and Zisola, resides the same philosophy that aims to promote local vine varieties. Most of all as an expression of the identity of the region, in respect of diversity and nature. In addition, via sustainable agriculture and improvements mindful of the delicate hydro-geologic balance. Hence, to prevent soil erosion and maximize water reserves in the region. As a result, being able to hand the land intact to future generations.
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|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||Gorgeous Smoothness | Outstanding Chianti Classico Riserva|
|Why now?||92+ Points on sale $25|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|Expert Ratings||92+RP | 92JS | 93 Decanter | 91WE|
|What is it?||Chianti Classico from Tuscany, Italy|
|What’s in it?||90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot | 13.46% ABV|
|When to drink?||now thru 2026+|
|Pair with:||Red Meat, Comfort Foods, Pasta, Cheese|
|Drink with:||Good Friends & Family|
|Occasion||Pasta Dinner | Fall & Winter Stews | Holiday Meals|
|If you want to drink now...||Decant 30 Minutes|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||4+|