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2019 ColleMassari Melacce Vermentino

2019 ColleMassari Melacce Vermentino

91 Points John Caro
2019 ColleMassari Melacce Vermentino
91 Points John Caro

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A delicious new Vermentino from a top quality tuscan producer. ColleMassari are a beautiful and very well run estate, in which the vineyards are farmed organically and lie on diverse aspects and soil types. A wonderfully expressive and yet refined example of this classic Italian white, the Melacce Vermentino is delicious as an aperitif or with seafood.

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$22.99 in mixed 6+ or $25.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Vermentino

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

91/100 James Suckling (2018 vintage)

“I like the freshly sliced apples and pears on offer here, which work well with the fresh sea-salt and thyme character. Lively acidity lifts the light-to medium-bodied palate right off the ground and carries citrus flavors taut and delicious. From organically grown grapes.”

90/100 Wine Spectator (2018 vintage)

“A fresh, lively style, sporting apple, peach, lemon curd and saline notes. Sleek and well-defined by the vibrant structure, this lingers with a hint of bitter grapefruit.”

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Vermentino

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Tuscany

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.50%

  • Maturity

    2020 - 2025

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with FISH
with SEAFOOD

Taste

3

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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