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Siepi 2021 - Large Formats

Toscana IGT

$245.00 USD
Siepi 2021 - Large Formats
James Suckling
98 Pts
Decanter
96 Pts
Wine Advocate
96 Pts
Flastaff
98 Pts
Siepi Toscana IGT - 1.5L
Siepi 2021 - Large FormatsToscana IGT
$245.00 USD

"One of the 50 wines that changed Italy wine style" (Gambero Rosso)

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.

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Technical sheet

Winery

Castello di Fonterutoli

Winery location

Chianti Classico, Toscana

Grape varieties

50% Sangiovese, 50% Merlot

Alcohol

14.66%

Total acidity

6.34%

Vineyards location

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

Soil

Mainly Alberese

Vineyards age

23 - 36 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training and Guyot

Nr. of vines per hectar

4,500 - 6,500 plants

Harvest

Hand picked starting from September 10th (Merlot), from September 24th (Sangiovese)

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28°C, in stainless steeel tanks

Period of maceration

14 (Merlot), 18 (Sangiovese) days

Ageing

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

Finissage

3 months in concrete tanks

Bottling

June 2023

Available on the market

October 2023

Production

34.000 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 description

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

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Awards

Vinous

96+ Pts

Jane Anson

96 Pts

Decanter

97 Pts

Wine Advocate

96+ Pts

Harvest

The year 2021 was distinguished by a cold winter with little precipitation. An (initially) cool spring with adequate rainfall was followed by a long, hot summer but with good diurnal temperature variations that allowed excellent completion of the grape ripening process. Worthy of note, an initial delayed development of the vines that resolved itself as the season progressed.

The harvest was extremely rewarding, in terms of performance and excellent quality and health of the grapes going to cellar; these grapes will yield rich, well-structured wines thanks to their thick, but well-balanced, fresh skins. There was a slight decrease in quantity, due to the insufficient rain during the winter which hindered budding in the early-maturing areas.


Beginning of the harvest: September 9th, 2021

End of the harvest: October 13th, 2021

Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 503,1 mm

Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 4.511,3 °C

Evaluation: Very good

Technical sheet

Winery

Castello di Fonterutoli

Winery location

Chianti Classico, Toscana

Grape varieties

50% Sangiovese, 50% Merlot

Alcohol

14.50%

Total acidity

6.20%

Vineyards location

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

Soil

Mainly Alberese

Vineyards age

21 - 34 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training and Guyot

Nr. of vines per hectar

4,500 - 6,500 plants

Harvest

Hand picked starting from September 7th (Merlot), from September 21st (Sangiovese)

Fermentation temperature

26 - 28°C, in stainless steeel tanks

Period of maceration

14 (Merlot), 18 (Sangiovese) days

Ageing

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

Finissage

3 months in concrete tanks

Bottling

July 2022

Available on the market

October 2022

Production

29.000 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 description

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