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Colle Massari Melacce Vermentino Montecucco 2016

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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)*

Region: Italy » Tuscany » Montecucco

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Winery: Colle Massari
Color: White
Varietal: Vermentino
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Colle Massari:
The sister and brother Maria Iris and Claudio Tipa, who have always shared their passion tor nature and great wines, fulfilled their dream creating a "Domaine" in Tuscany. The ColleMassari today comprises two estates: The Castello di ColleMassari, purchased in 1999 and Grattamacco, run under leasehold since 2002 and successively purchased in 2007. Castello ColleMassari Was founded in 1998 and i... Read more
The sister and brother Maria Iris and Claudio Tipa, who have always shared their passion tor nature and great wines, fulfilled their dream creating a "Domaine" in Tuscany. The ColleMassari today comprises two estates: The Castello di ColleMassari, purchased in 1999 and Grattamacco, run under leasehold since 2002 and successively purchased in 2007. Castello ColleMassari Was founded in 1998 and is part of the Montecucco DOC area in Upper Maremma, which is ideal for the growing of Sangiovese grapevines, and is situated between the DOCG area of Brunello di Montalcino and DOCG Morellino di Scansano. The first vintage produced was 2000. Read less

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)*

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