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Five Masseto wines to buy

Susan Hulme MW attended a rare vertical tasting of Masseto in December 2016. Below, you can find her top five vintages of this highly rated wine produced alongside Ornellaia by Italy's Frescobaldi family...

The background

Tenuta dell’Ornellaia DOC Bolgheri is located near the little town of Bolgheri in Northern Maremma, founded in 1981 by Marchese Lodovico Antinori in response to his cousin Marchese Nicolo Incisa della Rocchetta’s famous Sassicaia, and brother Piero’s ground-breaking Tignanello and Solaia.

In 2004, current winemaker Axel Heinz joined. He works with consultant oenologist Michel Rolland, who has been involved from the start.

Tasted: Top Masseto wines from this vertical


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