Colle-Massari-Melacce-Vermentino-Montecucco-2016

Colle Massari, Melacce Vermentino Montecucco, 2016

ColleMassari is the most important and largest estate of the Montecucco appellation. The vineyards are located on the Montecucco hill that gives name to the appellation. The vines on the Montecucco hill are the oldest Sangiovese vines of the DOCG (more than 60 years old).

Although it is a “new” DOCG, wine has been made in Montecucco since the time of the Etruscans in the 8th century. The wine making tradition is now continued by Maria Iris Bertarelli and Claudio Tipa, who purchased the vineyard in 1998 to be the heart of the Montecucco DOC that it was their vision to create. Montecucco is located between Montalcino, and Scansano, and benefits from microclimates similar to both of those regions. ColleMassari produced its first vintage in 2000.

“I like the freshly sliced apples and pears on offer here, which work well with the fresh sea-salt and thyme character. Lively acidity lifts the light-to medium-bodied palate right off the ground and carries citrus flavors taut and delicious. From organically grown grapes. Drink now.”
James Suckling (91 points)

“A fresh, lively style, sporting apple, peach, lemon curd and saline notes. Sleek and well-defined by the vibrant structure and lingering with a hint of bitter grapefruit. Drink now. 6,600 cases made, 1,000 cases imported.”
Wine Spectator (90 points)

Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D7087
Varietal: Vermentino
Type: White
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Winery: Colle Massari
Item(s) Bottle
$11.95
Case
$143.40

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Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D7087
Varietal: Vermentino
Type: White
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Winery: Colle Massari

Description

ColleMassari is the most important and largest estate of the Montecucco appellation. The vineyards are located on the Montecucco hill that gives name to the appellation. The vines on the Montecucco hill are the oldest Sangiovese vines of the DOCG (more than 60 years old).

Although it is a “new” DOCG, wine has been made in Montecucco since the time of the Etruscans in the 8th century. The wine making tradition is now continued by Maria Iris Bertarelli and Claudio Tipa, who purchased the vineyard in 1998 to be the heart of the Montecucco DOC that it was their vision to create. Montecucco is located between Montalcino, and Scansano, and benefits from microclimates similar to both of those regions. ColleMassari produced its first vintage in 2000.

“I like the freshly sliced apples and pears on offer here, which work well with the fresh sea-salt and thyme character. Lively acidity lifts the light-to medium-bodied palate right off the ground and carries citrus flavors taut and delicious. From organically grown grapes. Drink now.”
James Suckling (91 points)

“A fresh, lively style, sporting apple, peach, lemon curd and saline notes. Sleek and well-defined by the vibrant structure and lingering with a hint of bitter grapefruit. Drink now. 6,600 cases made, 1,000 cases imported.”
Wine Spectator (90 points)