Move mouse to zoom
MASSETO TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA 2016
Coveted by international collectors and fine wine connoisseurs across the globe, Masseto constantly receives the highest accolades from the most prestigious wine critics in the world. It is the benchmark of a true fine wine, consistently demonstrating elegance, balance, and superb aging potential. Masseto’s history dates back to the early 1980s, when acclaimed Russian-American oenologist André Thcelicheff the estate’s first consultant, suggested that the terroir of the Masseto hill, with its unique gray and blue clay, would be particularly well suited to planting Merlot. The name Masseto, in fact, comes from the presence of the masses of clay on the hill, which are as hard as rock: “masso” in Italian means “rock” or “boulder.” The vineyard was planted on the Masseto hill because it had all of the characteristics necessary for giving life to an exceptional wine, and all who become a part of the estate team, which has evolved over the years, have dedicated themselves to the pursuit excellence. The Masseto vineyard workers quite literally live with the vines, which they care for virtually all year round. They have a profound knowledge of the differences between the many plots which compose the mosaic of the Masseto vineyard, and as harvest time approaches, the team tastes the grapes repeatedly in order to follow their evolution and arrive at a tailor-made decision as to the best moment to start picking in any given plot. As Estate Director and Winemaker Axel Heinz says, “The rule is quite simply: The palate always has the last word!” Masseto is also an important ambassador of the Bolgheri region near the Tuscan coast, where the winery is located: it is thanks to wines like Masseto that the Bolgheri is gaining international acclaim as one of the world’s great wine-growing regions.
Due to restrictive state laws and regulations, we are prohibited to ship to the following states: Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Pensylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.
For the states of Louisiana and New Hampshire, we are planning to obtain permits to be able to ship to these states.
Every effort is made to display accurate vintages (the year the grapes were harvested) on our wines, however some vintages may not have been updated. You have the option to either allow or decline a vintage substitution if we do not have the listed vintage in stock.
This product can not be shipped. In store pickup or local delivery only.
Please select a product quantity that is greater than zero.
Get on the list!
Sign up to receive emails filled with great offers, news and events! Interested in even greater rewards? Register now to receive extra benefits and member perks!
* Required field
require all shoppers to be at least 21
years of age.
Were you born before this date?
March 31, 1999
You must be of legal drinking age to enter and use this site. To find out more
about responsible consumption, visit the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol
Responsibility and www.responsibility.org.
|Wine Spectator||James Suckling|
|Wine Advocate||Pinot Report|
|James Halliday||Tasting Panel|
|Connoisseurs Guide||Vinous Antonio Galloni|
|International Wine Cellar||Wine Enthusiast|
|Wine And Spirits||burghound.com|