Massovivo - 2017

VINTAGE

Denomination

Toscana IGT

Description

Enormous yellowish rocks characterise the landscape in which the Tenuta dell’Ammiraglia lies; emerging from the earth, they are known locally as massi vivi, living rocks. Massovivo is a lovely, intense straw-yellow, Vermentino that immediately impresses with notes of fragrant blossoms and candied fruit, along with a fascinating vein of earthy minerality, typical of this growing area.

Vintage Report

The growing season was characterised by a relatively dry fall followed by a winter with temperatures that never fell below zero and a mild spring that stimulated the plant’s awakening. The flowering phase, in fact, began approximately earlier than the previous year. The spring rains ensured that the plants had the necessary water reserves to sustain themselves throughout the extremely dry summer with little scattered rainfall and temperatures consistently above 30°C. The result was a harvest noteworthy for the impeccable health of the plants and grapes.

Awards

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  • Massovivo

    Terroir and environmental conditions

    Estate and vineyard location: Tuscany

    Technical Information

    Variety Vermentino
    Alcohol by volume 12%
    Length of maceration on the skins Partial cryomaceration
    Malolactic fermentation None
    Maturation method Stainless steel
    Length of maturation 4 months in steel and 1 month in bottle
    Bottle formats Bottle
    Massovivo

    Tasting Notes

    Massovivo 2017 presents itself with a straw-yellow colour and beautiful green highlights. To the nose the wine is delicate and opens with elegant floral notes of jasmine that lead the way to ripe white fleshed fruit aromas accompanied by elegant mediterranean touches of freshly picked sage. Delicate, the wine then opens up to a great softness that fills the palate and a mild acidity than highlights its body. A wine with great persistence and an excellent taste-smell relationship.

    Serving suggestions

    Massovivo is the ideal accompaniment to fish and shellfish, timbales, and vegetarian first courses.

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