Masseto 2013

Masseto 2013 Italy  Tuscany Super Tuscan  Red Wine
Product ID: 29190
Region: Italy, Tuscany
Varietal: Merlot
Type: Super Tuscan, Red Wine
Vintage: 2013
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 14.5
Rating:

Regular:
Sale:
Save 34%:


"Masseto 2013 is the result of an overall late and fresh climate during the harvesting period. These are particularly favorable conditions for Merlot, which was able to ripen slowly and completely in sunny weather, without excessive heat, which enhanced a full expression of the aromatic qualities and perfect ripening of the polyphenolic content. Intense ruby in colour, the nose immediately reveals fully ripe fruitiness endowed with great freshness and complexity, underlined by delicate notes of vanilla and cocoa. On the palate, the wine is substantial and rich, with great density, and a rare tannic quality of silkiness and smoothness. Black fruit aromas are accompanied by a strong note of freshness and a long, elegant finish, which is prolonged with a delicate hint of cocoa." —winemaker
"Aromas of blueberry, violet, and rose that turn to black truffle. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and very long. So gorgeous and persistent. It goes on for minutes." —JamesSuckling.com

"Tasted from barrel, the 2013 Masseto is shaping up to be a super star. This edition of the wine is already more muscular and tight compared to the warm vintage expression in 2011 and 2012. This Masseto instead is linear and balanced with pretty fruit tones that are enhanced by enduring sensations of baking spice, dark chocolate and tobacco. The bouquet delivers the classic aromas you should expect of a Merlot of this high standard. The mouthfeel also shows a tight acidic vein that bodes well for the future evolution of this stunning wine. The tannins are youthful and unyielding but they also show firm structure and balance that serves to support the wine's rich extract and flavors." —Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate
Customer Reviews
(0.00)
Number of Ratings: 0
Attributes Meat Cheese Other
Super Tuscangame, red meatAsiago, Dry Jack, Fontina, Mozzarella, Parmesan, Pecorino, Piave, Provolone, Ricottatomato-based sauces, garlic, mushrooms
Merlotred meat, game, lamb, mild red meat or stewsBrie, Camembert, Cheddar, Gorgonzola, Gouda, Gruyere, Jarlsberg or Parmesantomato based sauces or garlic
Loading...