ColleMassari Rigoleto Montecucco Rosso 2015

$19.99

An affable organic red wine from Tuscany, with a young energy. Light in the body, with hints of soft but thick and fleshy berries. Distinguishing notes of pepper, black cherry, and thyme. It is a firm and very balanced wine. Once poured, it reveals all its fruity and seductive character. It is produced from Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo and Montepulciano and it expresses a fragrant fruity bouquet and a smooth, fresh and pleasantly tannic taste.

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Floral, fragrant and fruity, of blackberries, plums, roses with mineral nuances.

Fresh, smooth and structured, with lively tannins

Appetizers, grilled meats, poultry, pasta with tomato sauce, lasagna, grilled fish, duck, aged cheese.

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James Suckling: 90 points “A soft, textured red with berry, chocolate, and hints of cedar. Medium body, round tannings, and a juicy finish. Made from organic grapes. 70% Sangiovese, 15% Ciliegiolo, and 15%was Montepulciano”

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About the Winery

The Castello ColleMassari winery is located in Cinigiano in the foothills of Monte Amiata, about 1050ft (320m) above sea level. It is about 24 miles (39km) to the north-east of Grosseto in the DOC Montecucco, which is famous for its particularly favourable micro-climate. The Castello ColleMassari is not entirely a medieval castle or a feudal seat of power. Its structure is more reminiscent of a fortified hamlet or even a grancia, a type of protected agricultural operation, founded by Cistercian monks and the Santa Maria della Scala Hospital in Siena in the 8th century. During this era, they set up an agricultural system between Siena and the Maremma that consisted of 22 grance, which helps to explain the name Massari. In the Middle Ages, the term massari or massaro referred to a representative of an agricultural organisation, an important part of which was the farmhouse was located in the centre (massa) of the area.

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