Rocca di Montemassi Sassabruna 2006

Posted by on October 8, 2012 in The Wine-Diva Blog, Tuscany | 0 comments

Saturday night we had a late dinner up in Cortona and none of us were able to decide on the wine after multiple passes at the menu.  I had to take matter into my own hands and decided we would try an IGT Toscana I had never heard of.  The Rocca di Montemassi Sassabruna 2006.

Breaking it down:  My initial thoughts, with “the group consensus, was great value.  Only 18 Euro on the restaurant menu AND an IGT from the Maremma where a lot of yummy wines are coming from these days (yes, as a matter of fact “yummy” is an official term, at least on this blog).  AND the wine was surprisingly nice, especially for the price point.

Our group Tasting Notes:

Nose:  Barnyard, mushroom, herbal, light cinnamon and wet wood

Taste:  Chalky red fruit, vegetal, cherry, spicy all-over-your-tongue, with a finish of dark chocolate and liquorish notes

The Nitty Gritty:  A blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Syrah, fermented for 20 days at 28-30°C (kinda high!) and matured in french oak casks of 350 liters with 13%alcohol.  Definitely a mass produced wine but still pretty darn good.