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Vigneti Massa Monleale 2012

Vigneti Massa Monleale

2012

The eclectic and unique experience of Walter Massa never fails to inspire wine-lovers. From these hi...

£16.42

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Vigneti Massa Monleale 2012

Producer

Alcohol content

14.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2012

Review

The eclectic and unique experience of Walter Massa never fails to inspire wine-lovers. From these hills of Tortona, historically linked to Milan but today in the Piedmont territory, which are predominantly of limestone and perfectly exposed, is the ideal home not only for the celebrated Timorasso, but also the classic Barbera.

Walter Massa's Barbera is masterful, and the Monleale is definitely the fullest and most classic expression of it. Of a thick and impenetrable ruby red colour, but with remarkable garnet nuances, Monleale amazes for the complexity and elegance of the bouquet. Not only red fruit and its jammy equivalent, but also sweet spice, cocoa, chocolate, eucalyptus, herbs with sage at the forefront.

The surprises keep coming when you taste it. The feeling of enchanting softness, which is typical of the grape variety, and its opulent austerity combine in perfect harmony with the most delightful freshness, reminiscent of the fragrant bouquet. The age should not fool you: Walter Massa's Barberas are suitable for long agings, and can keep their consistency and full body, which is fresh and minerally at the same time, for years.

The tannins, as per the Barbera tradition, are silky and caressing, and do not interfere at all with the fleshy succulence of the taste. Rather, it accompanies the aftertaste with a masterful elegance, whose fruity and spicy backdrop is just the prelude to an endless finish.

Food pairing

Cosciotto d'agnello alle erbe / Cured cheeses / Wild mushroom risotto / Tagliatelle al ragù / Bocconcini di faraona

Tasting notes

  • ViewRosso rubino / Fitto / Profondo
  • Bouquet:Salvia / Humus / Cannella / Cioccolato / Marasca / Ciliegia sotto spirito
  • Mouth:Fresco / Avvolgente / Elegante / Polposo / Tannino setoso / Carezzevole

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

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by: Frédéric (07/04/2017) - Vintage 2010

parlez-en !

Voilà une appellation qui devrait être bien plus connu en France... Peut-être d'abord pour le Timorasso (blanc) mais le Barbera n'est vraiment pas en reste. Un excellent rapport Q/P.

Vigneti Massa

Vigneti Massa

A real figure in the world of wine, Walter Massa is regarded today as a master of Italian oenology. The land and the indigenous varieties have been a first and foremost mission throughout his life, and his Timorasso wine, an exceptional white from the Tortona Hills, between the Piemonte and Lombardy, has become a cult wine in Italy. An opponent of guides and classifications, Walter Massa has engaged in his work by showing exceptional creativity and great loyalty to the vineya...

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