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Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto 1996 750ml
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto 1996 750ml


 
Price: $899.00
ID: 2566
Vintage 1996
Producer: Ornellaia (Tenuta)
Varietal(s): Merlot

Availability: Currently Unavailable
Product Code: RD530
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Description Sub Region Producer Notes
 
Known as the “Le Pin of Italy,” Masseto is, in any given year, a testament to the beauty of Italian Merlot. Despite having debuted only in the 1986 vintage, Masseto encroaches upon the epic mystique of the storied Château Pétrus. Like its French counterpart, Masseto derives from soils that are predominantly clay, Merlot’s preferred soil. Divided into three separate sections, each portion of the vineyard parcel has historically contributed something essential to the wine: Masseto Junior provides the base; Masseto Medio or Centrale contributes tannins and strength; and Masseto Alto imbues the wine with its aromatic signature. Year in, year out, and definitely years gone by, Masseto stands as the standard bearer for Italian Merlot.
Additional Info
  • Color: Red
  • Style: Still
  • Type: Dry
  • Variety/Blend: Merlot
  • Drink Start Date: 2005 Drink End Date: 2015


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