Location and surface area of the Masseto vineyard
An iconic reference among fine Tuscan wines, Masseto watches over a hillside vineyard that overlooks the Tyrrhenian Sea.
What is the history of the Masseto estate?
Origins dating back to the 1980s
Going against local traditions, the first vines of the Masseto estate were planted in the mid-1980s on a then neglected hillside.
A unanimous recognition
After being voted as the "Wine of the Year" in 1997 by Decanter, Masseto has enjoyed a swift and growing reputation throughout the world.
A rare wine with an international appeal
Produced in very limited quantities, each new vintage of Masseto and Massetino, its Second Wine, is a must for all lovers of exceptional wines.
All there is to know about Masseto’s terroir
Location and sun exposure
Masseto is an emblematic estate and is located near the famous village of Bolgheri.
Geology: soils with a unique typology
The Masseto terroir, which has been farmed organically since 2012, lies on a Pliocene blue clay vein. Over a million years old, this unique geological formation ensures, through its mineral structure, the deep development of the roots and their hydration, while providing the wines with a superb freshness and a unique style.
The name Masseto therefore resonates with this exceptional terroir, whose blue clay veins, located below the surface of the vineyard, are known as "masse".
It is indeed in this Mediterranean amphitheatre that the Merlot grapes give rise to fine wines, renowned for their refinement, their aromatic richness and their great elegance.
Climate: a maritime influence enhancing the identity of a great terroir
Tuscany is known for its Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot, dry summers. The Masseto terroir also benefits from a maritime influence which, through coastal breezes, abundant sunshine and light, ensures a slow and gradual ripening of the grapes.
Masseto wines are emblematic and reveal their magnificence thanks to a mastery of the art of winemaking. With minimal human intervention, the power and potential of each parcel is fully expressed.
The style of Masseto wines
Profile of the wines
The Grand Vin of the estate, Masseto, is an invitation to discover, through a subtle alchemy between smoothness, elegance and power, the expression of a mosaic of vineyards planted on one of the finest Tuscan terroirs.
Produced since 2017 with the same rigour as its predecessor, Massetino is the estate's Second Wine.
The rare and iconic wines of Masseto exude and alluring finesse, a silky feel and a fresh expression.