2019 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto

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Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Winery Tenuta dell Ornellaia
Year 2018
Grape Merlot
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2025 - 2050
Available as of Nov 21, 2022
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The Ornellaia Masseto has developed beautifully in recent years with regard to the evolution of oak and bottle aging. This is a very distinctive edition of the Italian Merlot that makes for a silky smooth and streamlined wine. The Masseto is a (cult) wine of great class! The taste is full, elegant, lots of red fruit, perfect tannins and a finish of perfect length. In the nose aromas of red fruits, such as plums, jam and hints of chocolate. This wine is ready to drink now, but will continue to develop in quality in the bottle in the coming years. A wine of great class! The taste is full, elegant, lots of red fruit, perfect tannins and a finish of perfect length. In the nose aromas of red fruits, such as plums, jam and hints of chocolate.

This 2019 Masseto opens a new chapter for one of Italy's most celebrated wine. The first vintage to be made entirely in his dedicated, state-of-the-art winery (and the first vintage with 10% Cabernet Franc added to what has traditionally been a pure expression of Merlot), the Masseto 2019 Masseto focuses on two key themes: concentration and elegance. And managing those two seemingly contrasting elements requires a bit of magic. That's the Masseto magic we're looking for. The 2019 vintage delivers it with deliciously concentrated fruit, blackberries, integrated spices, tobacco, crushed slate, pencil shaving and plenty of texture for a lasting mouthfeel. Dark fruit and ripe blackberries flow slowly into spices, leather, chocolate and sweet tobacco. The wine shows a generous extraction and concentration; however, it remains light and lifted throughout and so insanely balanced.

The 2019 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto has been awarded 98/100 points by the Wine Advocate (Parker) and 99/100 James Suckling.

Under the Tab: Appendix you will find the official factsheet. We will automatically send this to you when you place an order.

FACT: The Ornellaia Masseto is also a wine that is only distributed via the Place du Bordeaux where we as Grandcru wines can buy directly. Be very wary of fake bottles of which there are many more on the market than the official Masseto so always buy this iconic wine from an official wine merchant.

Vineyard for 2019 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto

Lodovico Antinori already had a head start at birth. The Antinoris have been among the Florentine merchant nobility for centuries and already joined the wine buyers' guild in 1385. Since then, there has always been one member of the family in the wine trade. The family estates in Tuscany were greatly expanded in the 18th and 19th centuries and the family gained a lot of experience in the winery. At the beginning of this century, she founded an influential trading company. Marquis Lodovico worked for a while in the family business, but decided to go his own way in the early 1980s. He created an extensive vineyard on Tenuta dell'Ornelllaia, a family estate in Bolgheri on the Mediterranean, 96 km from Florence.

This part of the Maremma not only has a beautiful wild nature, but is also a fertile agricultural area, a region with great potential for wine production. Lodovico's uncle, Marquis Incisa della Rochetta, had already drawn Bolgheri's attention to the wine world with his pioneering work on Tenuta San Guido and with his Sassiciaia, now regarded as one of the world's greatest red wines.

Lodovico Antinori followed in his uncle's footsteps in nearby Ornellaia, although he makes a completely different type of wine. He learned from a number of international wine authorities that the character of the Bolgheri soil resembled that of St.-Émilion and Pomerol in Bordeaux was ideal for the production of quality wine. The special feature of the Ornellaia vineyard - for Italian standards - is the high percentage of merlot. The assembly for Antinori's top wine, the red Ornellaia, contains 40% merlot. However, this grape comes into its own best at the vigna veccia (old vines) of the winery. Since 1987, this plot has supplied the raw material for a 100% Merlot cuvée called the Masseto. The grapes for this wine have been picked under a sunny September sky. After the long fermentation of 18-20 days, the wine is naturally transferred to tanks. After which a maturing process in new Barriques. The result is a wine with structure, very pure fruit and a beautiful balance.

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Available as of Nov 21, 2022
Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Winery Tenuta dell Ornellaia
Grape Merlot
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2018
Drinking as of 2025
Drinking till 2050
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 98
James Suckling rating 99
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe
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