MONTEREGIO DI MASSA MARITTIMA DOC
AreaDistrict of Roccastrada, Maremma Toscana.
GrapesSangiovese 80%, Merlot 10%, Syrah 10%.
Vinification and Maturation
The must obtained from grapes harvested when fully ripe is vinified in vertical fermenting devices for about 20 days at a temperature of 28°C. (82°F.), followed by malolactic fermentation. Afterward, the wine is matured in 350-liter (92 gallons) French oak barrels for 12 months, followed by further fining of four months in the bottle.
ColourHighly intense ruby red.
BouquetRich and complex with up-front notes of ripe red fruit and wild berries accompanied by scents of spices and licorice.
FlavourFull-bodied and encompassing, with a persistent and slightly spicy finish.
Serving TemperatureServe at about 16°-18°C. (61°-64°F.).
This full-bodied wine combines superbly with dishes of the Tuscan tradition: pappardelle con sugo di cinghiale (wide noodles with wild boar sauce), bistecca fiorentina (grilled steak), roast game and hard savory cheeses.