Rocca di Montemassi Sassabruna 2006
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.