“Il Caggio IPSUS” Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2015 · 3 Bottles in OWC

    Castello di Fonterutoli | Il Caggio | Tuscany
    Marchesi Mazzei S.p.A. Agr. | V. Ottone III di Sassonia 5 | IT 53011 Castellina

    "Il Caggio IPSUS" Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2015 <br>3 Bottles in OWC

    With the first vintage of this single vineyard Sangiovese, the Mazzei family has no less objective than to make the best wine of the Chianti Classico appellation. Seven different Sangiovese clones, four of them from our own 50 years of research, form the basis for a Gran Selezione, which is produced at an altitude of up to 350 metres in the single vineyard Il Caggio not far from Castellina (and only in the best vintages).

    Mazzei has already come close to this high standard with its debut vintage. The just 3,000 bottles of the very good 2015 vintage point the way to Sangiovese Olympus: sparkling ruby red, opulent bouquet of cherry, dried fruit, herbs and violets. On the palate again small red berries, flanked by a present but very elegant tannin, precise and straightforward. In the final polished and very long, perfectly proportioned and harmonious. Leaves a beautiful and unique impression, it expands the scale of what one could expect from a Gran Selezione until today. SUPERIORE.DE

    "The 2015 Ipsus, 100% Sangiovese, is compelling, not to mention a fabulous debut. A very traditional fermentation of three weeks on the skins, with post-fermentation maceration, and then aging in cask yields a decidedly old-school inspired wine with tons of structure, aromatic intensity and depth. Rose petal, mint, blood orange and sweet tobacco give the 2015 striking layers of nuance. This is such a gorgeous and inviting wine, and a tremendous first effort." Vinous

    "This is a new project (and a second, independent brand) headed by the Mazzei family of Castello di Fonterutoli. The Caggio 2015 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Ipsus strives for Sangiovese purity and a sense of place. It achieves both, thanks to careful work in identifying a cool growing site for the Tuscan variety and a classic or traditional approach to winemaking with carefully managed maceration and aging in oak tonneaux. The results are soulful and profound with wild blueberry or raspberry, forest floor, blue flower and clove-flavored orange peel. The tannins are supple and smooth, yet there is enough structure and linearity to carry the wine forward in time. This was a warm and sunny vintage, and I can't imagine a better growing season from which to create an inaugural wine such as this. Ipsus is a new addition to a very limited group of vinous icons from Tuscany." Robert Parker

    "This is a fantastic new Chianti Classico from the Mazzei family, from a small estate near Castellina in Chianti. Shows so many perfumes of cherries, strawberries, violets, spices and dried oranges that follow through to a full yet tight and very agile palate. Supple. Intense yet very fine tannins. Extremely long and polished." James Suckling

    895,00 €

    09354815 · 2,25 l · 397,78 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping2 units available

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    Product Details
    • Wine Classics: Chianti
    • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
    • Cultivation: conventional
    • Expansion: 18 months tonneau
    • Development: wooden barrel
    • Filtration: yes
    • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
    • Total Extract: 31,55 g/l
    • Total Acidity: 5,95 g/l
    • Residual Sugar: 0,95 g/l
    • Sulfite: 98 mg/l
    • ph-Value: 3,42
    • Closure: natural cork
    • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
    • Storage Potential: 2036
    • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
    Character
    • Strong / spicy / earthy
    • Wine for Meditation
    • Wine for Fireplace/Tobacco Lovers
    Fits to:
    • Pizza / Pasta / Casseroles and Co.
    • Mild wild Dishes
    • Dark Meat
    • Grilled of any Kind
    stored air-conditioned
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