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MASSETO


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Wine IGT Toscana Rosso
Winery TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA
Vintage 2010
Format 750 ml

Varietal: 100% Merlot

The relatively cool climate during 2010 yielded a wine that is remarkably elegant and with superb, complex aromatics. The colour is dense and near-opaque, while the nose boasts intense, deep fruit accompanied by delicate spice notes and a vein of crisp minerality. If the palate may be somewhat less opulent than in warmer years, it displays an impressively-dense suite of firm tannins that seem to linger forever. The equally-lengthy finish conveys elegant notes of toast and chocolate. A great Masseto, full of elegance and finesse, but with its customary magnificence.

Zone: Bolgheri: at the top of the Masseto hill, at an elevation of about 120 meters above sea level, the soils consist of loose clays and sand with many pebbles, which bless the wine with a marked elegance.

Masseto vineyard enjoys a particular climate. The Mediterranean sun shines over the vines throughout the year while a gentle wind keeps the temperatures moderate during the summer. The fresh soils, together with the mild, generous climate, prevent the vines from suffering in dry conditions, and allow the grapes to ripen gradually. Though unusual for Merlot, these climate conditions will indeed contribute to granting Masseto its enchanting combination of ripeness and freshness.

Aging: The wine then began malolactic fermentation, in new oak barriques. Each individual lot was matured separately for the first 12 months. The wine was then assembled and returned to the barriques for an additional year, for a total of 24 months. After bottling, the wine aged a further 12 months prior to release.

Wine Spectator: 95/100
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate: 98/100
James Suckling: 98/100
Falstaff: 99/100
Antonio Galloni: 98/100
AIS Duemilavini: 5 grappoli



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