- Masseto 2010, 1 Nebuchadnezzar, est. €18,000-26,000
- Masseto 2000, 1 Imperial, est. €6,000-8,500
- Masseto 2001, 1 Imperial, est. €7,500-11,000
- Masseto 2006, 1 Imperial, est. €7,000-10,000
- Masseto 2010, 1 Imperial, est. €8,000-10,000
- Masseto 2011, 1 Imperial, est. €6,500-8,500
- Masseto 2016, 1 Imperial, est. €6,000-8,000
- Masseto, 1 Double Magnum, in a range of vintages spanning 1996 to 2011, estimates ranging from €2,400 upwards to €5,000
- Masseto, 3 Magnum vertical in the 2006, 2010 and 2011 vintages, est. €4,500-6,000 per lot
- Six-bottle double offerings of a three-bottle vertical of the 2006, 2010 and 2011 vintages, est. €4,000-5,500 per lot
- Individual offerings of a three-bottle vertical of the 2006, 2010 and 2011 vintages, est. €1,800-2,600 per lot
Above : Sea and vineyard view from the Masseto House; and Entrance to the cellar
Masseto is the name for a unique wine, vineyard and estate. The potential of the slope where the vineyard stands on the Tuscan coast was sensed in the early 1980s when the first vines were planted, contrary to all predictions, advice and local tradition. The intuition paid off. The blue clay, cool coastal breezes and excellent refraction of light guaranteed by the Tyrrenian Sea contribute to the intriguing mix of power, elegance and complexity that distinguishes this Tuscan red. Since the 2017 harvest, Masseto has been accompanied by a second wine, Massetino. Both derive from the estate’s philosophy centered on utmost respect for the fruit and minimal intervention in the vineyard.
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