ColleMassari Montecucco Rosso Riserva DOC (750ml)
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Sister and brother team Maria Iris and Claudio Tipa brought together their shared passion for nature and great wine with a vision to build a wine business in Tuscany; ColleMassari Wine Estates. ColleMassari comprises some of the most prestigious wineries in Tuscany; Castello Collemassari, in Montecucco, (established in 1998; 120 hectares of vineyards), Grattamacco (2002; 34 hectares of vineyards), one of Bolgheri’s historical wineries, Poggio di Sotto (2011; 20 hectares of vineyards), San Giorgio (2017; 26 hectares of vineyards) in the land of Brunello di Montalcino.
It all began with Castello ColleMassari in 1998. This is part of the Montecucco DOC area in Upper Maremma, a territory which is ideal for the growing of Sangiovese, and situated between the DOCG areas of Brunello di Montalcino and Morellino di Scansano. The first vintage produced was 2000. Over the years, the company’s vineyards and winery holdings expanded to include the above mentioned Tuscan estates.
The dominant flavor is the extreme elegance of the Sangiovese with charming cherry notes combined with dark fruits and the complexity of Cabernet; the typical acidity and the body are perfectly integrated, it’s linear, dry, persistent and shows a nice balance.
The Montecucco Rosso Riserva carries the name of the Estate, it represents the essence of our production: a wine for any palate, ripe and complex with smooth tannins. Enjoy with pasta with tomato or meat sauce, red meat or sausages.
This is the signature wine of ColleMassari; a blend of 80% Sangiovese, 10% Ciliegiolo and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. From vineyards located about 300 meters above the sea with different soil composition; sandstone soils with marl, ferrous and limestone, loamy soils as well as gravel deposits. The wine is fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, then the Riserva is aged for 16 months: the Sangiovese in 40hl oak casks while Cabernet Sauvignon and Ciliegiolo age in French oak tonneau of 500 liters.