Located in San Restituta – a highly desirable area of Montalcino, well-known for producing terroir driven wines of distinct expression – Máté are a family owned, organically certified estate, situated between Angelo Gaja and Gianfranco Soldera, two titans of the industry. Furthermore, the vineyards themselves were planted by none other than Fabrizio Moltard, Angelo Gaja’s agronomist, with the clones selected by Pierre Guillaume.
Situated at an altitude lying somewhere between 320-420 metres, the six and a half hectares of vines are grown on a soil composition made up of marl, galestro, tuffo, limestone and calcareous sandstone, with marine fossils also running through the vineyards, all of which lend their part to this unique and highly individual terroir, like nothing else within the region.
The chief wine maker and consultant at the estate is Carolo Ferrini, heralded by Jancis Robinson as, "…one of the most celebrated of the winemaking consultants that have been so vital to the Italian wine scene…” and having been awarded Winemaker of the Year on three separate occasions.
Case of 6 Bottles
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duty paid price: £232.07
"Aromas here are cool and fresh, offering up cola and cake spices that nuance the black cherry fruit. It's a delicious thing to smell. This is just medium weight but offers superb intensity, especially at the end. Subtle and cool, with wisps of tannin in support. Persistent, fresh grip leads to that super-intense ending. "A delicious mouthful of juicy fruit.", according to Walter Speller on jancisrobinson.com, on which site it was listed as one of the top wines of the vintage." Bowes Wine original note
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