Masseto is one of the most celebrated wines in the world. 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, and is a fixture in the international fine wine trade indices. The overall growing conditions of the 2016 vintage were excellent, and the winemaking team believes that Masseto 2016 will have extraordinary aging potential. The vineyard benefited from the magical elements which come into play each year: the climate, the presence of the blue clay in the soils, the interaction of the marine influence, and the constant attention to detail paid by the vineyard workers.Winemaker and Estate Director Axel Heinz underlined just how the marine influence was fundamental in all this, producing cooler sea breezes and a magnified intensity of light, especially towards the end of the day, which accompanied the grapes to a perfect ripening and ensured ideal temperatures during harvest.
2016 represents a textbook vintage for Masseto, with a typical coastal Tuscan climate that saw a dry and sunny growing season, abundant sunshine with just enough rain to allow perfect ripening. The 2016 shows a particularly intense and young color, followed by a nose in which ripe and intense dark fruit blends with subtle notes of cocoa and spices. On the palate it develops a rich and dense frame of ripe and caressing tannins balanced by luscious and vibrant fruit and a vivid acidity that keeps the long finish clean and vibrant.