Masseto 2017

Merlot

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  730655
$870.00
RP
97
Masseto 2017 from LCBO
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    ... located at the base of the mountains that rise gently from the Tyrrhenian Sea, with the picturesque silhouette of the Castiglioncello castle at the top. The vines are planted at an altitude of 80 to 100 meters above sea level in blue clay soils that are unique to Bolgheri. That ideal position opens the vineyards to soft breezes, proximity to the sea, long daylight hours and cool diurnal shifts from the protective wall of low mountains at the back. It's a little garden of Merlot Eden. The center of the vineyard now is home to the new Masseto winery and an adjacent tasting room built into a pre-existing farmhouse. This wine was made in the old winery (the existing Ornellaia winery). Fermentation kicks off in a combination of steel and oak tanks before the wine is racked over to barrique, where it rests for two years. The wine then goes into bottle for 12 months before its release ... It is powerful, but that's always the case with Masseto (this vintage records a 15.5% alcohol content) ... If concerned that the hot vintage would draw out too many ripe fruit tones, the oak serves to soften some of the more volatile components of the fruit ... You feel the oak tannins on the finish with toast and vanilla that will certainly shed as the wine ages. In fact, I went back to taste the wine 12 hours later, and they had already softened considerably. This 2017 vintage will be released in October 2020. Drink date: 2024-2050. Score - 97. (Monica Larner, robertparker.com, May 21, 2020)

    PRODUCT DETAILS

    Release Date:
    February 4, 2021
    750 mL bottle
    Alcohol/Vol:
    14.5%
    Made In:
    Tuscany, Italy
    By:
    Tenuta dell'Ornellaia
    Sugar Content:
    2 g/L
    Sweetness Descriptor:
    XD - Extra Dry
    Style:
    Full-bodied & Smooth
    Varietal:
    Merlot

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    PRODUCT DETAILS

    Release Date:
    February 4, 2021
    750 mL bottle
    Alcohol/Vol:
    14.5%
    Made In:
    Tuscany, Italy
    By:
    Tenuta dell'Ornellaia
    Sugar Content:
    2 g/L
    Sweetness Descriptor:
    XD - Extra Dry
    Style:
    Full-bodied & Smooth
    Varietal:
    Merlot
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