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    Masseto

    About Masseto

    A pure and unrelenting single vineyard wine, the sibling of Ornellaia was the second label founded by the visionary Ludovico Antinori – it is now under the ownership of possibly the finest vinous clan in Italy, the Frescobaldi family.

    Masseto was born out of its stubbornness and uncooperative terroir and first released in 1984. In the seismic wake of Sassicaia’s success in the 1980s, many ambitious winemakers and landowners pursued the model of crafting genuinely outstanding Bordeaux blend wines across the Tuscan coast.

    The Vineyard and The Wine

    Masseto, however, was a tiny vineyard of completely anomalous terroir. A single seven-hectare parcel of heavy clay, totally unsuitable for the Cabernets (Sauvignon and Franc) which were used by both Sassicaia and Ornellaia. Despite some reluctance due to it being something of an unknown quantity in the region, André Tchelistcheff persuaded Antinori to plant Merlot.

    Made exclusively from Merlot, it became rapidly apparent that Masseto was something quite extraordinary. An increasingly large and receptive domestic audience quickly became a voracious international one even before its first perfect 100 point score in 2001.

    A general consensus has emerged amongst not only critics but collectors alike that Masseto is the single greatest expression of Merlot to be found in Italy – without question the most desirable and prestigious. The arrival of super consultant Michel Rolland seal its fate, and Masseto was quickly dubbed “the Pétrus of Italy”, thanks to both its breath-taking quality and Rolland’s Pomerol roots.

    Aged for two whole years in 50% new oak, the fruit has more than enough structure and intensity to easily accommodate and integrate this level. In such a hot climate, the primary concern for the team at Masseto has elevated sugar levels, extreme ripeness which in turn leads to excessively high alcohol. This is a balancing act of the highest order, but one in which current vigneron Axel Heinz walks perfectly each and every vintage.

    The tiny vineyard produces only 35,000 bottles a year, and with the scores, it achieves the wine is almost never available.

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    5 Products

    Prices: In Bond Inc. VAT
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Masseto 2007 (1x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,135.35
    2007

    Masseto 2007 (1x150cl)

    Wine Enthusiast (100)

    A perfect wine from a classic vintage, the 2007 Masseto (100% Merlot from a 17-acre vineyard of the same name) opens with an unabashedly opulent bouquet of delicious blackberry, cherry, chocolate, vanilla, exotic spice and cinnamon. Masseto excels both in terms of quality of fruit and winemaking and delivers plush, velvety tannins and an extra long, supple finish. It will make a special and valuable collection to your cellar.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Tuscany 1x150cl 1 100 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,135.35
    Masseto 2007 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,032.28
    2007

    Masseto 2007 (1x75cl)

    Wine Enthusiast (100)

    A perfect wine from a classic vintage, the 2007 Masseto (100% Merlot from a 17-acre vineyard of the same name) opens with an unabashedly opulent bouquet of delicious blackberry, cherry, chocolate, vanilla, exotic spice and cinnamon. Masseto excels both in terms of quality of fruit and winemaking and delivers plush, velvety tannins and an extra long, supple finish. It will make a special and valuable collection to your cellar.
    As per photo Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Tuscany 1x75cl 1 100 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,032.28
    Masseto 2007 (3x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,758.80
    2007

    Masseto 2007 (3x75cl)

    Wine Enthusiast (100)

    A perfect wine from a classic vintage, the 2007 Masseto (100% Merlot from a 17-acre vineyard of the same name) opens with an unabashedly opulent bouquet of delicious blackberry, cherry, chocolate, vanilla, exotic spice and cinnamon. Masseto excels both in terms of quality of fruit and winemaking and delivers plush, velvety tannins and an extra long, supple finish. It will make a special and valuable collection to your cellar.
    As per photos ,2099502 Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 weeks

    Tuscany 3x75cl 1 100 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,758.80
    Masseto 2019 (3x75cl)

    £1,833 - £2,200

    2019

    Masseto 2019 (3x75cl)

    James Suckling (99)

    Intense aromas of blackberries and black olives, together with hints of rosemary bush and lavender. Perfumed and nuanced. Full-bodied, yet so tight and integrated, with weightless tannins that frame the wine in a precise and curated fashion. Very structured and built for aging. It’s rather shy now, but will reward those who are patient. A kind of stealth in its nature. A more thought-provoking edition of Masseto. Needs time to show its true self. Try after 2027.

    Tuscany 3x75cl - 99 (JS) Read Review/Description

    £1,833 - £2,200

    If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
    Masseto Massetino 2019 (3x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,107.24
    2019

    Masseto Massetino 2019 (3x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (94-96)

    Tasted before bottling, the 2019 Massetino is shaping up beautifully. This is the third vintage made of the Merlot-based wine enhanced with a small part of Cabernet Franc. The Cabernet Franc is what distinguishes this euphemistically diminutive expression of Masseto, and it is its distinctive vinous signature. The 2019 vintage is soft and pliant but also incredibly rich and layered. It offers generous black fruit with ripe cherry and blackberry. Spice, tobacco and campfire ash fill in the rear and build the aromatic profile of this wine that is already stacked tall and proud. We still need to see how the 2019 plays out in the bottle, and I am especially interested to gauge how the thick and rich fruit concentration works against the less pronounced acidity of the vintage.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Tuscany 3x75cl 1 94-96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,107.24
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Masseto 2007 (1x150cl)
    In Bond: £1,775.00
    2007

    Masseto 2007 (1x150cl)

    Wine Enthusiast (100)

    A perfect wine from a classic vintage, the 2007 Masseto (100% Merlot from a 17-acre vineyard of the same name) opens with an unabashedly opulent bouquet of delicious blackberry, cherry, chocolate, vanilla, exotic spice and cinnamon. Masseto excels both in terms of quality of fruit and winemaking and delivers plush, velvety tannins and an extra long, supple finish. It will make a special and valuable collection to your cellar.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Tuscany 1x150cl 1 100 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,775.00
    Masseto 2007 (1x75cl)
    In Bond: £858.00
    2007

    Masseto 2007 (1x75cl)

    Wine Enthusiast (100)

    A perfect wine from a classic vintage, the 2007 Masseto (100% Merlot from a 17-acre vineyard of the same name) opens with an unabashedly opulent bouquet of delicious blackberry, cherry, chocolate, vanilla, exotic spice and cinnamon. Masseto excels both in terms of quality of fruit and winemaking and delivers plush, velvety tannins and an extra long, supple finish. It will make a special and valuable collection to your cellar.
    As per photo Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Tuscany 1x75cl 1 100 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: £858.00
    Masseto 2007 (3x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,758.80
    2007

    Masseto 2007 (3x75cl)

    Wine Enthusiast (100)

    A perfect wine from a classic vintage, the 2007 Masseto (100% Merlot from a 17-acre vineyard of the same name) opens with an unabashedly opulent bouquet of delicious blackberry, cherry, chocolate, vanilla, exotic spice and cinnamon. Masseto excels both in terms of quality of fruit and winemaking and delivers plush, velvety tannins and an extra long, supple finish. It will make a special and valuable collection to your cellar.
    As per photos ,2099502 Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 weeks

    Tuscany 3x75cl 1 100 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,758.80
    Masseto 2019 (3x75cl)

    £1,833 - £2,200

    2019

    Masseto 2019 (3x75cl)

    James Suckling (99)

    Intense aromas of blackberries and black olives, together with hints of rosemary bush and lavender. Perfumed and nuanced. Full-bodied, yet so tight and integrated, with weightless tannins that frame the wine in a precise and curated fashion. Very structured and built for aging. It’s rather shy now, but will reward those who are patient. A kind of stealth in its nature. A more thought-provoking edition of Masseto. Needs time to show its true self. Try after 2027.

    Tuscany 3x75cl - 99 (JS) Read Review/Description

    £1,833 - £2,200

    If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
    Masseto Massetino 2019 (3x75cl)
    In Bond: £916.00
    2019

    Masseto Massetino 2019 (3x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (94-96)

    Tasted before bottling, the 2019 Massetino is shaping up beautifully. This is the third vintage made of the Merlot-based wine enhanced with a small part of Cabernet Franc. The Cabernet Franc is what distinguishes this euphemistically diminutive expression of Masseto, and it is its distinctive vinous signature. The 2019 vintage is soft and pliant but also incredibly rich and layered. It offers generous black fruit with ripe cherry and blackberry. Spice, tobacco and campfire ash fill in the rear and build the aromatic profile of this wine that is already stacked tall and proud. We still need to see how the 2019 plays out in the bottle, and I am especially interested to gauge how the thick and rich fruit concentration works against the less pronounced acidity of the vintage.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Tuscany 3x75cl 1 94-96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £916.00

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