2015 MAZZEI BELGUARDO TIRRENO “750ML”
2015 MAZZEI BELGUARDO TIRRENO “750ML” – Here is a new wine from the Mazzei family’s property on the Tuscan Coast. The 2015 Maremma Toscana Tirreno is a red blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Alicante, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. The warm vintage has helped to enhance the natural richness and softness of this pretty wine. Dark fruit tones segue to spice, leather and tobacco. 91pts WA
The 2015 Tirreno, Mazzei’s Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend, is another striking wine endowed with plenty of near and medium-term appeal. Dark cherry, mocha, blackberry, chocolate and espresso all flesh out in this open-knit, highly appealing wine from the Tuscan coast. 91pts Vinous
Blue Chip Producer. Insane Value From The First Family Of Tuscany Mazzei
Double 91pts Parker’s WA and Vinous
Lovers of Italy, of history, and of world class red wine, this is a tremendous wine at a great price. Philip Mazzei, who enjoyed calling himself a “Citizen of the World”, befriended Franklin, Adams, Washington, and Jefferson; the latter invited him to introduce vine growing in Monticello, Virginia. In a letter to George Washington, Mazzei writes that the soil and climate of that region are wonderfully suitable for wine production. Filippo inspired Jefferson with the idea that “All men are by nature equally free and independent. Such equality is necessary in order to create a free government”. In his book A Nation of Immigrants, John F. Kennedy himself acknowledges that “The great doctrine ‘All men are created equal’, incorporated in the Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson, was paraphrased from the writings of Filippo Mazzei, an Italian patriot and dear friend of Jefferson”. In 1980 for the 250th anniversary of his birth, Philip Mazzei is commemorated as an “American Patriot” with a stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service.
Today’s wine the 2015 Mazzei Belguardo Tirreno come from Mazzei’s great Winery on the coastal part of Tuscany called the Maremma. This is where the great Super Tuscans come from like Sassicaia come from. The great Carlo Ferrini consults, possibly Tuscans greatest winemaker, also makes Oreno, Casanova di Neri, Petrolo, La Massa, Brancaia and Brolio. 2015 is a great Tuscan vintage and we have an extremely strong price on this wine. This wine come from a pedigree of greatness.