A Super Tuscan in every way, the Mazzoni Rosso is a tasty blend of Sangiovese and Merlot that’s ripe and lush, with full-bodied fruit and spice. Mazzoni is a 30-year-old partnership of two distinguished wine families: the Franceschi family from Italy and the Terlatos from the US. Each contributes expertise in traditional Sangiovese and Merlot, respectively, and the results in the bottle show off the pedigree!
--Kristin Balabanian, Senior Buyer
Intense ruby red in color. The nose has fruity notes of red berry fruit, plums, blackberry, balsamic notes, sweet spices, tobacco leaf and licorice. The taste is warm, soft, intense and balanced, with elegant tannins, good acidity and a long finish.
Alcohol by volume: 13.0%
Two of the greatest winemaking families, two of the world's most prolific grapes, and one wine. The first release of Mazzoni - the fruit of a partnership between the Franceschi (Montalcino) and Terlato (Napa) families - marks a historic collaboration between two of the greatest names in winemaking today. The families' relationship began more than 30 years ago, when the Terlato family began importing Franceschi's historic Brunello di Montalcino from Italy - one of Italy's most coveted and collected wines, made from 100% Sangiovese, the quintessential Tuscan grape. Long considered one of the top producers of Napa Valley Merlot, Terlato has now joined with the iconic Franceschi family to produce a classic, elegant Super Tuscan - a blend of Merlot and Sangiovese grown in Montalcino, combining state-of-the-art winemaking technology with Old World terroir and tradition.
Passion for quality, respect for tradition, and a steadfast belief in innovation are the principles that led to the birth of this extraordinary Super Tuscan: a hand-crafted wine, blended using estate-grown Merlot and Sangiovese sourced from one of the Franceschi's oldest vineyards in Montalcino, and vinified using the same winemaking technology that has made Napa Valley one of the greatest producers of world-class Merlot. Mazzoni represents a supreme marriage of Old and New World winemaking, guided by shared family values and a desire to create a superior wine - to drink today and tommorrow.