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MASSETO


3.200,00 €

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Wine IGT Toscana Rosso
Winery TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA
Vintage 2007
Format 3000 ml

Varietal: 100% Merlot

The hallmark of Masseto is its power and impressive tannic structure. The 2007 vintage displays, in addition, an overwhelming elegance and complex wealth of aromatics, boasting impressions of perfectly ripe red and dark berry fruit, along with balsamic notes of wild herbs, smooth spices, and cocoa. The mouthfeel is dense, rich, intense, with glossy, silk-smooth tannins. A very long, leisurely finish reveals a good vein of acidity and concludes clean and fresh.

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 malolactic fermentation took place in oak barriques (all new). Total aging was 24 months, in the Masseto temperature-controlled barrel room. After the first 12 months of aging, the wine was assembled, and then returned to the barriques for another 12 months. Following bottling, the wine was then bottle-aged for a further 12 months prior to release.

Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate: 96/100
Wine Spectator: 97/100
Falstaff: 98/100
Duemilavini: 5 grappoli
Gambero Rosso: 2 bicchieri
Espresso: 18.5/200


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