Poggio del Sasso Tuscany
ColleMassari, a sister property to Grattamacco in Bolgheri, is located in Montecucco, a newly promoted DOC nestled between the historical areas of Brunello di Montalcino and Morellino di Scansano. The estate, established in 1998, includes 83 hectares of vineyards, 22 of olive groves and 100 hectares of mixed crops situated in the foothills of Monte Amiata. Sangiovese is the principal variety, but the conditions - 320 metres above sea level and constant ventilation (due partly to the proximity to the Tyrrhenian coast and partly to the 15% incline) - allow other varieties such as Ciliegiolo, Montepulciano and Vermentino to thrive. Production is based on organic principles (guaranteed and certified) and winemaking is carried out in the architectural award winning four story gravity feed winery.