Rocca di Montemassi is a Maremma farming reality stretching out towards the Metal-bearing Hills (Colline Metallifere) on one side, and towards the sea on the other, enclosing in itself the manifold souls of this corner of Tuscany Maremma: the lush soil rich of treasures, the explosion of light, the austere and sometimes rustic nature. Vineyards lying on hillocks and gentle slopes welcome local and international varieties with equal prosperity, and thanks to the combination of modern technology and ancient wisdom, they generate important wines, full of strength and character. Along with the cultivation of ancient varieties of cereals, the breeding of the precious Maremma cow and the experimental garden complement a varied mosaic, which takes the shape of the ideal example of a Tuscan farm, propulsive force and authentic witness of the contemporary rural life.
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Rosso rubino molto intenso.
Ricco e complesso con evidenti note di frutta rossa matura e di sottobosco, accompagnate da sentori speziati e di liquirizia.
Sapore di corpo, avvolgente e con un finale persistente in cui si colgono le note speziate avvertite al naso.
Vino di corpo che si sposa felicemente con i piatti della tradizione toscana: pappardelle con sugo di cinghiale, bistecca alla Fiorentina, selvaggina arrosto e saporiti formaggi a pasta dura.
10% Merlot, 80% Sangiovese, 10% Syrah
0,75 L Standard
DOC Maremma Toscana
Montemassi Grosseto (GR)
Terminata la fermentazione malolattica, il vino è posto a maturare in botti di rovere francese da 350 litri per 12 mesi. Segue un ulteriore affinamento di 4 mesi in bottiglia.
Il mosto, ricavato da uve raccolte a piena maturazione, fermenta in fermentini verticali per circa 20 giorni alla temperatura di 28 - 30 °C.
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Name: Rocca di Montemassi Start-up year: 1998 Cultivated hectares: 160 Winemaker name: Federico Giovannetti Address: Loc. Pian del Bichi - Montemassi Grosseto (GR) Web Site: www.roccadimontemassi.it
Since the sixth century before Christ, during the Etruscan period in the territory of Montemassi was never stopped the cultivation of the vine.
The grounds of the estate are dominated by a fortified settlement dating back probably to the tenth century. It is with the family of Aldobrandeschi that the castle comes alive in medieval history, until their expulsion in 1260, when the Sienese troops destroyed the castle. Pannochieschi will be to rebuild it, equipping it with a new fortification, until the fateful year, 1328, which was the attempted rebellion in Siena, with the help of Castruccio Castracani.
But the Sienese militia had won. The event was immortalized in the famous painting by Simone Martini, which is in the public palace of Siena, depicting Guidoriccio da Fogliano on horseback in the background, in addition to Montemassi castle, painted the tents of the camp surrounded by some of his troops vineyards. The property south of Montemassi was assigned to the family of Siena Bichi.
In 1632 the Grand Duke Ferdinand II of Tuscany founded the Marquis of Montemassi and Roccatederighi, led by Secretary of the Malaspina Mulazzo guide which is then passed to the Cambiaso in Genoa, the Marquis and the Marquis of Roccalbegna Bichi Bichi Rispoli until 1826. For plots dynastic property of Montemassi passed to Forteguerri, other noble Sienese family who strongly innovated over the centuries agriculture Maremma and embellished art their possessions from great patrons. Since 1998 the estate Rocca di Montemassi is owned by the Zonin family.