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Rocca di Montemassi Calasole 2008

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Brilliant straw-yellow color in the glass, offering white flowers with spicy notes and hints of just barely ripe fruit on the nose. Substantial yet fresh in the mouth, with citrus hints and almondy notes on the finish.

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Rocca di Montemassi:
The wines producted at the Rocca di Montemassi estate are expressions of the area's landascape. history and traditions. The vineyards are in fact overlooked by an old fortified stronghold which probably dates back th the 10th century. This castle was initially owned by the Aldobrandeschis, and then by the noble Pannocchieschi family. It was then usurped by Cappuccini di Sticciano who, in... Read more
The wines producted at the Rocca di Montemassi estate are expressions of the area's landascape. history and traditions. The vineyards are in fact overlooked by an old fortified stronghold which probably dates back th the 10th century. This castle was initially owned by the Aldobrandeschis, and then by the noble Pannocchieschi family. It was then usurped by Cappuccini di Sticciano who, in 1328, rebelled against Siena with the help of Castruccio Castracani. The casle was, however, conquered by the more powerful Sienese troops after a siege that was immortalized in Simone Martini's famous painting, now in the Palazzo Pubblico di Siena. It depicts Guidoriccio da Fogliano on horseback, with the Casle of Montemassi and his troops' campsite - surrounded by vineyards. In 1632, Gran Duke Ferdinando II of Tuscany established the Marquisate of Montemassi and Roccatederighi and put it in the hands of the Malaspina di Mulazzo family, the title later passed to the Cambiaso di Genova and Bichi di Roccalbegna clans, and then to Marquis Bichi Rispoli until, in 1826, the Marquisate was finally dissolved. Read less

External Reviews for Rocca di Montemassi Calasole

External Review
Vintage: 2004 05/19/2011

Brilliant straw-yellow color in the glass, offering white flowers with spicy notes and hints of just barely ripe fruit on the nose. Substantial yet fresh in the mouth, with citrus hints and almondy notes on the finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 05/19/2011

Rocca di Montemassi is owned by the Zonin family who recently invested in new vineyards and a high-tech winery on the property. This sun-rich Vermentino is a very good example of a Maremma white wine, with warm tomes of honey and peach.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 09/27/2011

Refreshing and crisp, with lasting flavors of ripe melon and white peach. For Petrale sole.



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