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ColleMassari Montecucco Rosso "Rigoleto" DOC 2018

A quiescent and very balancing wine.
Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo, and Montepulciano
  • $59.00

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Red Fruit, Black Fruit, and Herbal, Sweet Spice and Leather / Earthy

BODY: Medium
Medium +
Medium +
Pronounced (12-14%)

Origin: Tuscany (Bolgheri, Chianti, Brunello & More), Italy

Grape Varietals:
Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo, and Montepulciano


Maturation: 13-18 Months Stainless Steel Tanks, Oak Barrels, and Bottle Ageing





Colle Massari Montecucco Rosso "Rigoleto" DOC 2018

Grape varietal & region: Colle Massari's Montecucco Rigoleto is a blend of 70% Sangiovese, 15% Ciliegiolo, 15% Montepulciano. A wine from approximately 300 m high vineyards with different sun exposure and soil composition. Sandstone soils alternate with marl, iron and calcareous clay zones as well as gravel sludge. A part of the grapes comes from old vineyards.

Taste profile: The Rigoleto exudes a persistent intense and fine bouquet, with clear notes of black berries, then develops notes of sweet spices and balsamico. It is light in body with hints of soft but dense and meaty forest berry flavours. sketched by sweet and structured tannins. With spices and thyme return, which nicely integrate with tannin. Long and fruity finish, a quiescent and very balancing wine.

Winemaking porcess: Vinification takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks with 25-30-day mash fermentation at 27 ° to 30 °. Malolactic fermentation takes place in steel. Fermentation of this organic wine takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Half of the 10-month maturation period takes place in stainless steel tanks and half in two to three-year-old barriques and barrels. Finally, the wine matures in bottles for at least another 6 months. This bottle is perfect for a 2020 open!

Fun Fact: Colle Massari is under Colle Masari Estates. The same group producing the acclaimed award winning brand Poggio di Sotto!