Region: Italy


Region: Italy

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia is the Italian wine estate from which Masseto is created. It was established by Marchese Lodovico Antinori, of the historic Antinori Italian wine making family. The vineyards of the Ornellaia estate were first planted in 1981 with its first vintage produced in 1985. The estate is located in Bolgheri in Toscana which is world renowned for producing "Super Tuscan" wine. The Ornellaia is said to be the world's leading Bordeaux producer. In 2012, the name of this Italian winery was changed to "Ornellaia e Masseto" because of the increased significance of their Merlot-based wines.

The variety of grapes used at Ornellaia e Masseto are primarily Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. In 1995, the estate added a small plot in the vineyard dedicated to Petit Verdot. The clay soil conditions are ideal for Merlot, but not at all hospitable to the Sangiovese which make up less than 1% of the grapes grown here.

Arguably one of the world's greatest Merlot based wines, it is a wine of very singular achievement in Tuscany, with the top years being, 1990, 1997, 2001, 2004, 2006 and 2010.


Masseto Wine Sold at Auction

Item Realized
Masseto 2001 Tenuta dell' Ornellaia Bottle (12) ... (Total: 12 Btls. )
Masseto 2001 Tenuta dell' Ornellaia Bottle (12)... (Total: 12 Btls. )
Lot 620
Auction 5163
Friday, December 13, 2013
Masseto 2006 Tenuta dell' Ornellaia Bottle (10) ... (Total: 10 Btls. )
Masseto 2006 Tenuta dell' Ornellaia Bottle (10)... (Total: 10 Btls. )
Lot 395
Auction 5319
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Masseto 2003 Tenuta dell' Ornellaia 2owc Bottle (12)... (Total: 12 Btls. )
Masseto 2003Tenuta dell' Ornellaia2owcBottle (12)... (Total: 12 Btls. )
Lot 507
Auction 5250
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Masseto Tenuta dell' Ornellaia 2003 Bottle (1) 2004 Bottle (11) ... (Total: 12 Btls. )
MassetoTenuta dell' Ornellaia 2003 Bottle (1)2004 Bottle (11)... (Total: 12 Btls. )
Lot 497
Auction 5084
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Masseto 1998 Tenuta dell' Ornellaia owc Magnum (3) ... (Total: 3 Mags. )
Masseto 1998 Tenuta dell' Ornellaia owcMagnum (3)... (Total: 3 Mags. )
Lot 674
Auction 5320
Saturday, June 24, 2017

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Buy Masseto Wine at Auction

ItemCurrent Bid
Masseto 2009 Tenuta dell' Ornellaia owc Double-Magnum (1)
Masseto 2009 Tenuta dell' Ornellaia owcDouble-Magnum (1)

Auction 5322
Friday, December 1, 2017

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