Siepi, owned by Mazzei family since 1435, has always been a model vineyard, still managed today with the same kind of respect. Castello di Fonterutoli saw its unique location and special microclimate and had the foresight in the early 1980s to plant Merlot as the ideal grape to complement Sangiovese in a very particular “terroir”, which produces a wine which is perfectly balanced between elegance, power and complexity.
Monumentally built, crispy notes of elder, plum, berries, sandalwood, tobacco, with a very long, bright finish. 50% Merlot, 50% Sangiovese. Siepi is a Super Tuscan that still offers fantastic value for money. Year-on-year the scores are consistently in the high 90s and Siepi is worth a spot in any collector’s cellar alongside the Italian giants.