85% Vermentino and 15% Grechetto
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."
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