A Night of “Game and Sangiovese”
The wine dinner will cover the dreamy combination of beautiful Tuscan dishes with stunning wines from the Fonterutoli estate. Hosted by Giovanni Mazzei, presenting the Marchesi Mazzei signature selection from Castello di Fonterutoli Tuscany.
The Castello di Fonterutoli estate has been owned by the Marchesi Mazzei since 1435, and the family is closely linked to the history of Tuscan winemaking. At the heart of the estate, there is the family, shared commitment to innovation and improvement whilst always preserving tradition, family values and the natural environment. Located 5km south of Castellina in the heart of the Chianti Classico, Fonterutoli remains a tranquil country village, surrounded by 117 hectares of stunning vineyards rising to 500m altitudes.
The character of the wines of the Castello di Fonterutoli has been perfected over the years thanks to continual innovation, in harmony with the winery’s culture, history and heritage of technical expertise. Belguardo is their Maremma estate, with 34 hectares of vineyards on the hills between Grosseto and Montiano and next to the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Strongly influenced by the vicinity to the sea, the estate allows for the cultivation of quite different grapes: local vines such as Sangiovese, Alicante, and Vermentino, alongside international ones such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah. The other estate in the Mazzei portfolio is located just outside the town of Noto in the southeastern part of Sicily. Situated at approximately 130m above sea level, the gently sloping vineyards have a west, south-west exposure. A combination of long warm summers and cooling sea breezes enables the production of elegant wines with great finesse and varietal character.
“Game and Sangiovese” Menu
- Petit Cannolo, Chicken Liver Parfait, Pistacchio
- Sourdough, Confit Rabbit, Salsa Verde
- La Pappardella, slow cooked Venison, Parmigiano Reggiano
- Pigeon, Celeriac Puree, Braised Radicchio, Jus
- Selection of British & Italian cheeses with Crackers and Yorkshire Chutney