Masseto to get its own winery

For the first time in 30 years Super Tuscan label Masseto is to have its own dedicated winery and cellar.

Some of the blue clay excavated during the building of the new winery

Work has begun on the new winery and cellar and should – it is hoped – be largely completed in time for the 2018 vintage.

Designed by the Zito+Mori studio, the new facilities will be completely underground beneath the old Masseto house – which is also being rebuilt.

Since its creation in 1987, Masseto has been produced in the same winery as its sister and fellow Super Tuscan label Ornellaia.

The two wines have always been treated as very separate entities however and, with both brands growing in stature in the fine wine market, with the building of a dedicated winery the Frescobaldi family is clearly making this division all the more obvious.

Alex Belson, director of Masseto, told the drinks business: “The estate has started excavations, delving deep into the heart of the Masseto hill, in order to lay the foundations for a dedicated winery that will be completed for harvest 2018. It has been amazing to witness the uncovering of these clays… blue, impenetrable and exceptional, hiding secrets of millions of years.”

Meanwhile, Eleonora Marconi, oenologist at Frescobaldi’s Castello di Nipozzano, has joined the Masseto team and will work under the supervision of head winemaker Axel Heinz.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please note that comments are subject to our posting guidelines in accordance with the Defamation Act 2013. Posts containing swear words, discrimination, offensive language and libellous or defamatory comments will not be approved.

We encourage debate in the comments section and always welcome feedback, but if you spot something you don't think is right, we ask that you leave an accurate email address so we can get back to you if we need to.

Subscribe to our newsletters

Champagne Masters 2019

Deadline : 23rd August 2019

The Global Riesling Masters 2019

Deadline : 24th August 2019

Click to view more

The Global Organic Masters 2019

View Results

Cabernet Sauvignon Masters 2019

View Results

Click to view more