The Mazzei family have been in the wine industry for almost six hundred years. Today brothers Filippo and Francesco run the family wine estate, under the guidance of their father Lapo. The family has always had a real focus on quality, and much of their viticulture practice is sustainable and bio-dynamic. Under the past two generations the Mazzei estate has embraced new technologies to protect the environment (ie. they generate their own energy), and has also expanded by buying wineries in the two of the most promising areas in Italy: Maremma and southeastern Sicily.
These grapes are from the estate’s 50 best parcels where natural and sustainable agronomic techniques have been practiced to maximise the estate’s bio-diversity. The altitude ranges from sea level to 300 metres, with many steep gradients. In total there are grapes from 120 different little vineyards in this wine, which include 36 biotypes of Sangiovese – of which 18 are exclusive to Fonterutoli.
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