Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Masseto IGT 2019


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Tuscany, Italy
98 points




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.


98 points
Raffaele Vecchione

Generous and decidedly calibrated in sensory explosiveness this Masseto 2019 shows an authentic sensory picture, really genuine, made up of mixed notes reminiscent of black prunes, sour cherries, coriander, blueberry juice, passionflower and liquorice stick. In the background star of anice blends with the fresh tones of lime and bergamot. Full-bodied, perfectly matured tannins of commendable beauty and an agile, dynamic finale that fully shows off the territory from which it came. A masterpiece of Italian oenology. Better from 2025.


Serving Temp.
16-18 °C
Cellar until
Now - 2050
Food pairing
Beef and Venison

Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Masseto IGT 2019

Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Masseto IGT 2019

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