ColleMassari is the most important and largest estate of the Montecucco appellation in central Tuscany. 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.
About the Vineyard
Montecucco is located between Montalcino, and Scansano, and benefits from microclimates similar to both of those regions. The Castello ColleMassari winery is located in Cinigiano in the foothills of Monte Amiata, about 1050ft above sea level.
Vinification in stainless steel vats and in small wood vats with spontaneous fermentation and long macerations of 3-4 weeks. Ages for 18 months in vats and tonneaux. The winemaking results in complex and deep flavor, with a voluptuous texture.
Intense and persistent nose with clear hints of blackberry and blueberry in prevalence; dense aromas of jam and notes of Mediterranean spices emerge in progression. The attack on the palate is soft and harmonious; the finish ample and enveloping, supported by a backbone of pleasant acidity.
Goes well with roast and braised red meats, game and aged cheese.