Tucked away in the heart of Tuscany, the Monteregio di Massa Marittima DOC is a viticultural gemstone, synonymous with wines that mirror the purity and diversity of the region's terrain. The area’s varied microclimate, influenced by the Tyrrhenian Sea's proximity, combines with its distinct soil compositions to create an environment conducive to vine cultivation.
But what truly sets Monteregio di Massa Marittima apart are its emblematic grape varieties. Leading the red brigade are Ciliegiolo and Sangiovese. Ciliegiolo, known for its cherry-like aromas, contributes to wines that are fruity, vibrant, and beautifully structured. On the other hand, Sangiovese, Tuscany's signature grape, brings depth, acidity, and complex flavors of red fruits and earthy undertones. Together, they lay the foundation for reds that are as evocative as the region's rolling landscapes.
The white wines of Monteregio di Massa Marittima are a harmonious blend of tradition and freshness. Grechetto offers aromatic profiles marked by green apple and floral notes, while Malvasia seduces with its fragrant bouquet and hints of honey and citrus. Trebbiano, with its crisp acidity, lends a refreshing backbone to many blends. Completing the quartet is Vermentino, a Mediterranean marvel, which imparts wines with aromatic nuances of peach, pear, and subtle almond.
In essence, the Monteregio di Massa Marittima DOC is a testament to Tuscany's unwavering commitment to winemaking excellence, producing wines that are as rich and varied as the region’s storied history.
The DOC Monteregio di Massa Marittima, located in the Tuscany wine region, covers a large part of the northern part of the province of Grosseto. It includes the municipalities of Massa Marittima and Monterotondo Marittimo and part of the municipalities of Roccastrada, Gavorrano, Castiglione della Pescaia, Scarlino and Follonica.
Three types of climates predominate in the region: in the Follonica zone there is a moderate climate, while in the Massa Maritima area is cooler and in the Montieri area is even cooler.
Hills dominate the region's topography, with clayey formations to the north and east of Massa Marittima and loamy formations with alluvial deposits to the west and south of the city.
Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Ciliegiolo, Sangiovese
Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Grechetto, Malvasia, Trebbiano, Vermentino
In the enchanting Monteregio di Massa Marittima DOC, a quartet of wines captures the essence of Tuscany's coastal charm and viticultural tradition.
Bianco, a symphony of grapes, harmoniously blends a minimum of 50% Trebbiano Toscano and/or Vermentino with a medley of other authorized white varieties. This white wine dazzles with its citrus notes and crisp elegance, reflecting the sun-soaked terroir of the region.
Rosato, a playful dance of flavors, marries a minimum of 50% Sangiovese with a touch of other authorized non-red grapes. Rosato radiates with vibrant red berry aromas and a lively acidity, offering a delightful expression of the land's character.
Rosso, the heart and soul of Monteregio di Massa Marittima, showcases a minimum of 50% Sangiovese, embraced by a blend of other authorized red grapes. With its robust personality and layers of dark fruits and spice, Rosso embodies the region's winemaking passion.
Vin Santo, a treasure of time, artfully blends a minimum of 50% Trebbiano and/or Vermentino with other authorized grapes. Aged to perfection, Vin Santo unveils rich aromas of dried fruits and honey, a harmonious symphony of flavors that encapsulates the history and dedication of the land.
In every sip of Bianco, Rosato, Rosso, or Vin Santo from Monteregio di Massa Marittima, the legacy of centuries unfolds—a tribute to the earth's bounty and the craftsmanship of generations. These wines are more than libations; they are an invitation to experience the soul of Tuscany, expressed through the vineyards, the grapes, and the art of winemaking.