“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.”
ColleMassari, the flagship of Claudio Tipa’s Tuscan properties, has been the leading estate of the Montecucco DOC since Tipa founded the brand, in 1998. Two Vermentinos are made. Melacce is pure Vermentino, made entirely in stainless steel; Irisse is blended with up to 25 percent Grechetto for added body, macerated on the skins and aged in large oak casks for 12 months.