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2018 ColleMassari Irisse Vermentino

2018 ColleMassari Irisse Vermentino

92 Points John Caro
2018 ColleMassari Irisse Vermentino
92 Points John Caro

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As serious Vermentino from A highly regarded Tuscan estate. From the classic super-Tuscan area of Maremma, ColleMassari offers a complete and compelling expression of two leading local white grapes, with a little Grechetto behind the expressive citrus and dried herbal characters of Vermentino. Powerful yet poised, the Irisse Vermentino is a delicious white for the price.

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$29.99 in mixed 6+ or $33.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

85% Vermentino and 15% Grechetto

Its Origins

ColleMassari is the most important and largest estate of the Montecucco appellation. The vineyards are located on the Montecucco hill that gives name to the appellation. The vines on the Montecucco hill are the oldest Sangiovese vines of the DOCG (more than 60 years old). Although it is a “new” DOCG, wine has been made in Montecucco since the time of the Etruscans in the 8th century. The wine making tradition is now continued by Maria Iris Bertarelli and Claudio Tipa, who purchased the vineyard in 1998 to be the heart of the Montecucco DOC that it was their vision to create. Montecucco is located between Montalcino, and Scansano, and benefits from microclimates similar to both of those regions. ColleMassari produced its first vintage in 2000.

What The Critics Say

90/100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni (2014 vintage)

"The 2014 Vermentino Irisse is made in a richer, more textured style than the Melacce, the weaker vintage notwithstanding. Sage, almond, chamomile and dried orchard fruit give the wine its signature creaminess and depth."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Vermentino

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Tuscany

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.50%

  • Maturity

    2020 - 2026

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with FISH
with SEAFOOD

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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