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The Story of Masseto …a vertical tasting in Bordeaux

The distribution of 20% of the Masseto production via 5 of the top negociants on the ‘Place de Bordeaux’ is imminent (ref. Press Release of 11 November 2008 in Press Download Area of this website) and the 2006 vintage (to be released in October 2009) was showcased during a vertical tasting of 14 vintages (from vintage 1987-2006). The vertical was divided into four flights: 1° Flight: ‘THE EARLY YEARS’ - Vintages 1987 / 1990 / 1994; 2° Flight: ‘THE CHALLENGING VINTAGES’ – Vintages 2002 / 2003 / 2005; 3° Flight: ‘TO DRINK NOW’ – Vintages 1995 / 1997 / 1998 / 2000; 4° Flight: ‘THE MILESTONES’ – Vintages 1999 / 2001 / 2004 / 2006. Top international journalists participated in the tasting and to name but a few: Christian Eder (Vinum CH), Richard Grosche (Weinwelt D), Steven Spurrier (Decanter UK), David Cobbold (Eccevino F/Cdn), Robert Joseph (Wine Business International UK), Jan Van Lissum (Proefschrift-NL), Jane Anson (Decanter UK), Raoul Salama (Revue de Vin F), Oz Clark (UK writer). The journalists commented on the exceptional quality of the wines & the creation of the four different flight themes which provoked interest & comments during the tasting. Spokespeople at the tasting: Michel Rolland (Consulting Winemaker), Marco Sabellico (Editor Gambero Rosso Guide), Giovanni Geddes (CEO Tenuta dell’Ornellaia), Axel Heinz (Winemaker) and participation of Alex Belson (Sales and Marketing Director) and Leonardo Raspini (General Director and Agronomist).

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