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The DOC Montecucco in Tuscany is relatively off the beaten path to American wine drinkers, but don’t let that fool you into thinking that its wines do not measure up to those coming from its more well-known neighbors. Indeed, Montecucco, located between Montalcino and Scansano, is prime Tuscan real estate, and it has a winemaking history that dates back to the 8th century.
Colle Massari proprietors Maria Iris Bertarelli and Claudio Tipa saw the vast potential in Montecucco when they purchased the land that is now home to their estate and vineyards back in 1998. Situated in the foothills of Monte Amiata about 1000 feet about sea level, the property enjoys a micro-climate that is very favorable to the cultivation of Sangiovese as well as other varietals.
Today’s wine is a blend of 80% Sangiovese, 10% Ciliegiolo, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon that was vinified in stainless steel and small wood vats, with spontaneous fermentation and long macerations of 3-4 weeks followed by 18 months of aging in vats and tonneaux. It is medium-to-full-bodied and silky-textured, with aromas of black fruits and a palate redolent with blackberry, black cherry, and blueberries layered with Mediterranean spices, savory herbs, hints of brambly earth, and balancing acidity.
91 points, James Suckling:
“This is very perfumed on the nose with rose-petal, lavender and cherry aromas that follow through to a medium body, fine tannins and a fresh finish.” (7/9/18)
“This oaked Sangiovese-dominated blend from the hilly hinterland of the Tuscan coast seems underpriced to me. Serious, concentrated wine that could be enjoyed with food, over the next five years. No excessive alcohol or oak, just the tang of Sangiovese.”
Producer Name: Castello ColleMassari
Old/New World: Old World
Country of Origin: Italy
Appellation: Monteccuco Rosso Riserva
Quality Designation: DOC
Grape Varietals: 80% Sangiovese, 10% Ciliegiolo, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Product Type: Wine
Wine Style: Fuller Body Red
Winemaker: Luca Marrone
Pack/Size: 6/750 ml
Container Type: Dark Green Glass Bordeaux-style bottle
Closure Style: Natural Cork
ORDER 3 BOTTLES; DISCOUNT TABULATES AUTOMATICALLY TO $54 ($18/BTL).