Masseto Massetino Toscana IGT 2019


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Veneto, Italy
99 points




To open a bottle is to unleash a liquid kaleidoscope. A rare combination of sumptuous opulence and polished elegance.
As a tribute to its rugged force, its softness, and the debt it owes to the soil from which it rises, Masseto was named after the rock-hard clusters of blue clay called ‘massi’ that form on the vineyard’s surface.

Winemaking at Masseto is at the same time an adventure and a continuous discovery. A place where intuition prevails, where no one could be sure that the fragile Merlot could succeed, even if the presence of blue clay from the Pliocene gave a hint. Making Masseto is a balancing act, one feels like a tightrope dancer always on the edge of a precipice. The clayish soils in themselves represent all the contradictions: A capacity to store great amounts of water and to release it very gently. A soil that is cold and wet in a rainy year but gets hard as a rock during a dry summer, creates a shear physical barrier to the roots that struggle to go deep down into the subsoil. A soil in which, with a low planting density, a level of vigour is achieved that would normally be expected from a high-density vineyard. The vines of Masseto seem to be continuously struggling with the elements, frequently at the limit of collapse but somehow always able to resist and develop the fruit of incredible concentration and flavour. A rare combination of lush ripeness and lavish concentration which somehow manages to preserve its complexity and freshness. Each individual vintage expresses its unmistakable Masseto character, but with a slightly different interpretation - just as a masterpiece of music will sound differently according to the artist who plays it.


99 - 99 points

Intense aromas of blackberries and black olives, together with hints of rosemary bush and lavender. Perfumed and nuanced. Full-bodied, yet so tight and integrated, with weightless tannins that frame the wine in a precise and curated fashion. Very structured and built for aging. It’s rather shy now but will reward those who are patient. A kind of stealth in its nature. A more thought-provoking edition of Masseto. Needs time to show its true self.


Serving Temp.
14-18 °C
Cellar until
2027 - 2040
Food pairing
Slow cooked meat dishes

Tasting Profile

Massetino 2019 displays the typical characteristics of this vintage. The colour is dark and youthful, the nose displays perfectly ripe black fruit underlined by spicy new oak and licorice. On the palate, the wine is rich and dense, with a velvety and refined texture balanced by a frame of fresh acidity and firm tannins.

Masseto Massetino Toscana IGT 2019

Masseto Massetino Toscana IGT 2019

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