Masseto Caveau Release Limited Edition – 2006/2010/2011
After the extraordinary Sotheby's auction in April, Masseto has decided to offer a handful more to a select number of wine companies (...and yes, we are also the lucky ones to receive this beautiful box). These unique Masseto Caveau collector's cases are also distributed via Place du Bordeaux. The oak boxes contain three bottles, with one bottle each from 2006, 2010 and 2011. Iconic vintage vintages, are handmade by an artisan in Bolgheri, they are numbered and include a certificate of origin signed by Axel Heinz. In addition, each bottle comes with a Prooftag®, as proof of the authenticity of the wine. This includes the date the bottle left the Caveau, stated on the front packaging label: April 2023. In addition, 'Caveau' is written on each capsule and on the packaging. warranty seals that close the wooden boxes - a unique confirmation of the watertight origin and are shipped in a protective cardboard box.
FACT: In the Tab: Appendix you will find the presentation of this beautiful box. We will send it to you automatically when you order this wine. It is worth mentioning that we purchase the wines directly and never purchase them through intermediaries because we do not know which journeys the wine has made and how it has been treated. The wines come from the cellars of the Chateau directly to our conditioned Warehouse in Dordrecht where all our wines are stored. If you come and pick it up, you will often receive a nice discount. You can find the possible discount by choosing Collect in the Checkout page.
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.
|Type of Wine
|Tenuta dell Ornellaia
|Drinking as of
|James Suckling rating
|Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
|Indruk maken, Lekker luxe