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.
About the Vineyard
Melacce is the name of a river that runs through the property. 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.
Melacce is produced from vineyards at 300 m above sea level on fractured sandstone soils well exposed to sea winds, which together with pronounced temperature fluctuations imprint the characters of freshness and aroma to the wine.
The harvest is quite early, in order to preserve verve and vivacity in the grapes. Vinification in stainless steel vats at low temperatures to better preserve the varietal aromatic expression. It is then aged on lees, to gain smoothness and flavor.
A vermentino of noble character with crispy peel and lively acidity. On the nose it is intense, with marked citrus and aromatic herbs. On the palate it is fresh, sapid, persistent and with a pleasant fruity aftertaste.
Goes well with all fish, particularly with antipasti, and is ideal as an aperitif.