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Masottina
Colli di Conegliano Rosso Montesco DOC
2000
Red Wine

Region/Appellation: Italy, Veneto, Colli di Conegliano DOC
Grape: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Marzemino, Merlot
Style: Powerful



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Description

Vineyards: From estate-owned vineyards in the Colli di Conegliano appellation (the hills surrounding the town of Conegliano). Predominantly clay, hilly, of morainic origin. Number of vines per hectare is approximately 5000.

Winemaking Process: Masottina's top wine, made from carefully selected, perfectly ripe grapes, which undergo high temperature maceration for 12-14 days for maximum colour and tannin extraction. Prior to fermentation, the indigenous Marzemino grapes were slightly air-dried (like Amarone) to add a further complexity to the aromas and flavours of the wine. The ageing process takes place in French barrels for 24 months, after which the wine is refined in bottles for no less than six months before release.

Alcohol Content: 13.5%

Tasting Note

Tasting Note: Deep, dark ruby red, with garnet tones. Complex aromas and flavours of blackberries, raspberries, strawberry jam, liquorice, and cinnamon spice. This is a rich and full-bodied wine with smooth tannins and a very long elegant finish.

Serving Method: Serve at 18-20 °C. Decanting is recommended for full effect.

About the Grape

Cabernet Franc: One of France's noble red-wine grapes, traditional part of the famous Bordeaux blend, although almost always overshadowed by the more widely planted Cabernet Sauvignon. Typically lighter in colour than Cabernet Sauvignon, the fruit aroams and flavours are more immediate, but sometimes offers up herbaceous tones when not fully ripened. In many places it is blended with other grapes, however in Pomerol and St-Emilion, Ontario's Niagara Peninsula region, and France's Loire Valley it does very well on its own.

Cabernet Sauvignon: One of the "Top Seven Grapes" (that make up 75% of the World's wine), it is rivalled only by Merlot in terms of quantity for production of high-quality red wine. It's traditonal home is Bordeaux, but it is grown in almost every wine region in the World. Its realtive small berry size provides rich aromas and flavours -- characteristically cassis -- natural high tannins, and important structural elements for making long-lived wine.

Marzemino: Once more popular than it is now, it's primarily grown in the north of Italy, more to the east, like in Veneto. Pretty non-descript -- although it does make darker coloured wines -- it is mainly used to make lively, fruity wines, for early drinking. Partially air-drying the grapes, appasimento-style, produces interesting results.

Merlot: One of the "Top Seven" grapes (that make up 75% of the world's wine), it is the most planted quality red-wine grape in the world. With origins in France, and part of the famous Bordeaux blend, you can now find it growing almost anywhere in the World. Like Chardonnay it is fashionable as a wine-by-the-glass due to its soft nature, balancing acidity, and rich dark fruit -- think plums -- aromas and flavours.

Masottina

Masottina is a family-run company with vineyards on the sunny hills of Conegliano, based in Castello di Roganzuolo, only 60km from Venice. It produces a wide range of wines typical of the province of Treviso, by using grapes from its own vineyards and sourcing grapes grown in the best areas. Here, brothers Adriano, Valerio and Renzo Dal Bianco produce some of Italy’s best wines, including the Prosecco of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene DOC, and the classic red and white Colli di Conegliano DOC wines: Montesco and Rizzardo.

At every step in the growing and production process, Masottina pays respect to old traditions. Mature grapes are hand harvested and vinified with as little impact to the grapes as possible. The most prestigious red wines are matured in French oak barriques, to express their great love of wine and the extraordinary oenological traditions of the land.

The care and respect for grapes and wines continues at Masottina’s modern headquarters at Castello Roganzuolo, just outside Conegliano, where they employ the most advanced technologies in the production of wine, maturation of important red wines, and in bottling, before their wines are shipped to wine lovers around the world.

Every Masottina wine is made true to their philosophy: to invest passion, science and care in producing great wine that gives satisfying and joyous emotions to those who taste it.

Address:
Masottina
31010 Castello Roganzuolo
via Bradolini 54, (TV) Italia

Phone number: +390438400775

Email: info@masottina.it

Website: http://www.masottina.com

Visits: Please arrange in advance.

Recognition: Awarded 2 glasses (out of 3) from Gambero Rosso, Italy’s most prestigious wine guide.

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