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IronGate Fine Wine Auction

Tue, Apr 30, 2024 10:00AM EDT - Tue, May 7, 2024 08:00PM EDT
  • 2000
  • 750ml
  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Merlot, Sangiovese
  • Red
  • FF952
  • FF953
Lot 483

2000 Castello di Fonterutoli Marchesi Mazzei Siepi Toscana IGT - 2 bottle(s)-750ml format

Estimate: CAD$280 - CAD$360

Bid Increments

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CAD$0 CAD$20
CAD$500 CAD$50
CAD$1,000 CAD$100
CAD$2,000 CAD$200
CAD$3,000 CAD$250
CAD$5,000 CAD$500
CAD$10,000 CAD$1,000
CAD$20,000 CAD$2,000
CAD$50,000 CAD$5,000
CAD$100,000 CAD$10,000
This lot is comprised of 2 bottle(s) of 2000 Castello di Fonterutoli Marchesi Mazzei Siepi Toscana IGT - 750ml. Estimate for this lot is between $280 - $360 with a reserve of $160. The wine in this lot belongs to collection 11449.


Please note the following bottle conditions in this lot In Neck on 2000 Castello di Fonterutoli Marchesi Mazzei Siepi Toscana IGT

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A collector, based in Toronto, became interested in wine while visiting his father-in-law in Hong Kong over 60 years ago. He also owned a restaurant that had an impressive wine list and was was able to visit many wineries throughout France. He continued collecting after selling the restaurant with most of his bottles purchased upon release from the LCBO. He took meticulous care of his wine, labeling many of the bottles and storing them in a temperature and humidity controlled cellar in his home.
The wine in this lot has a score of 92 from Robert Parker and the following tasting note -The Mazzei 2000 Siepi is unique when set against the other wines in this historic retrospective. This blend of Merlot and Sangiovese is especially herbal or medicinal in character with balsam tones and chopped mint. Merlot is often described as "minty" especially as its ages in bottle. Those characteristics are evident here and you also get some eucalyptus leaf and rosemary sprig. When speaking with Filippo and Francesco Mazzei during this tasting, they told me that Merlot tends be more sensitive to its Tuscan environment when compared to Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot shares more with Sangiovese and becomes what they describe as "Chiantigiante" (or Chianti-like) compared to other international varieties.