Food-friendly, smooth and balanced Italian red blend
Ruby red, on the nose it expresses deep dark cherries, thyme, roses and some balsamic tones. On the palate it is soft and round with flavours of blackberries and plums with a seam of earthy minerality. Nicely structured with lively tannins on a long, smooth finish.
- 16pts Vinum Wine Magazine (Tasted Jan '22) )
- 89pts Falstaff (Tasted Aug '21)
- Blend Sangiovese 70%, Ciliegiolo 15%, Montepulciano 15%
- Organically Farmed
Cellaring: Now to 2026
Food Pairing: Antipasto, cheese & bacon lasagne, peppered duck
STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
By Italian standards, Castello ColleMassari is a relative newcomer on the block. Only producing its first vintage in 2000, it was voted winery of the year in 2014 by the esteemed Italian wine & food magazine “Gambero Rosso”. The wines from this estate are farmed organically by the brother and sister team of Maria and Claudio Tipe. Located right next door to the DOCG area of the iconic Brunello di Montalcino, this is considered prime Sangiovese terrain. We in the shop have a long standing relationship with these producers and are privileged to represent their range of outstanding wines.