2020 Masseto

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Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Winery Tenuta dell Ornellaia
Year 2020
Grape Merlot
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2026 - 2050
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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 provides 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 an aftertaste of perfect length. On the nose aromas of red fruit, 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 an aftertaste of perfect length. On the nose aromas of red fruit, such as plums, jam and hints of chocolate.

This 2020 follows the 2019 with, in addition to mainly Merlot, Cabernet Franc now also added. The Masseto focuses on two important 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 Masseto delivers with wonderfully concentrated fruit, blackberries, integrated herbs, tobacco, crushed slate, pencil shavings and plenty of texture for a lasting mouthfeel. Dark fruit and ripe blackberries slowly flow into spices, leather, chocolate and sweet tobacco. The wine shows generous extraction and concentration; however, it remains light and lifted throughout and so insanely balanced.

FACT: The Ornellaia Masseto is also a wine that is only distributed via the Place du Bordeaux where we as Grandcru wines can purchase 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. In the Tab: Appendix you will find the official fact sheet of this beautiful wine. We will send it to you automatically when you order this wine. The wine is in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you pick up the wine you will also receive a nice discount. We are almost next to the Rijksweg with plenty of parking. Click here for address.

Vineyard for 2020 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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Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Icons Icon Italy
Winery Tenuta dell Ornellaia
Grape Merlot
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Year 2020
Drinking as of 2026
Drinking till 2050
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Promotion Cellar deals
Parker rating 97
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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