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1998 Masseto, Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

1998 Masseto, Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Ref: ANTI980
Red  |  Still  |  14% ABV

Masseto was created from an especially fine block of Merlot on the Ornellaia estate in the late 1980s and quickly became referred to as the Petrus of Italy. Ornellaia is owned by the Frescobaldi family who have wine interests throughout Italy, especially Tuscany. 

Case of 6 Bottles
price shown is under bond
duty paid price: £4,303.22
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Wine Details
Wine Details
ProducerProducer: Tenuta dell'Ornellaia
Old or New WorldOld/New World: Old World
CountryCountry: Italy
RegionRegion: Tuscany
ColourColour: Red
StyleStyle: Still
ABV% ABV: 14%
Drink DatesDrink Dates: 2007-2025
MaturityMaturity: Ready to Drink
SweetnessSweetness: 1
Grape VarietyGrape Variety: Merlot
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes

"The vintage that was too cool inland but produced some lovely, just-ripe-enough wines in Bolgheri. Each vineyard lot was vinified and aged separately. The grapes were destemmed and gently pressed before fermentation in wooden casks where maceration took place over a period of 20–25 days and during which time the wine completed its alcoholic fermentation at a temperature not exceeding 30 °C. The wine was then racked and introduced into new French oak barriques where it completed its malolactic fermentation and remained for 24 months. The wine was then bottled and remained in the cellars for a further 12 months before release.
Very deep crimson. Aromatic and Cabernet Franc-like on the nose. Lovely combination of Merlot ripeness and the vintage’s freshness. At a perfect stage of evolution. Tighter and more focused than the 2001." Jancis Robinson

Sweetness Explained
Sweetness Explained


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Location Explained
Location Explained


AVAILABLE: Currently lying in our storage at London City Bond Dinton Woods 
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Pricing Information
Pricing Information


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