One of the greatest wine-making domains can be found in the heart of Tuscany – Tenuta dell'Ornellaia. A neighbour to the famous Bolgheri, it produces marvellous vintages, one of which was born in 1986: Masseto. It bears the name of the seven-hectare parcel, the Merlot variety of which is the king. Masseto is a pure Merlot with the Mediterranean scents that wine waiters call the "Italian Pétrus".
Color : dark ruby.
Nose : On the black fruits that also exhibit floral and mineral notes in an exercise of balance between power and finesse.
Mouth : Good freshness, silky, we again find the forest fruits that accompany us up to the long finale where they are replaced by floral and spiced notes.
Alcohol level : 13.0%
Winemaking : The aging lasts 24 months in barrels and one year in bottles.
Food pairing : Beef carpaccio, grilled rib of beef, noodles, cheeses.
Aging potential : 16 Years and >
Tuscany has a long and rich history of wine-growing. The Etruscans took the cultivation of vines to unprecedented levels of perfection that was warmly appreciated by the Romans and, later on, the nobility in Florence, for which quality was ...More infos
An extremely famous winery in the picturesque village of Bolgheri in Tuscany, the Tenuta dell’Ornellaia needs no introduction, so great are its quality and popularity.For the uninitiated, it was in 1981, in the heart of the ...More infos