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Masseto Wine Dinner

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Sabato, 15 Ottobre 2016 @ Mission Hills Golf Club, Shenzhen, Guangdong, Cina

Masseto e’ il piu’ costoso ed esclusivo dei Merlot Italiani. In linea con la sua esclusivita’, sono dovuti passare quattro anni dalla prima wine dinner ufficiale di Masseto in Cina (curata sempre dalla Gelardini & Romani Wine Auction – press: 1, 2), perche’ si creassero le condizioni per una nuova celebrazione ufficiale del Pétrus italiano nel Celeste Impero. 
Alla cena, ha presenziato Alex Belson, General Manager di Masseto, e sono state degustate diverse annate: la mitica 1997, ancora molto potente, ma bilanciata ed elegante; la 2006, premiata da Robert Parker con i 100 punti; e l’appena uscita 2013, riconosciuta da tutti gli ospiti come la piu’ elegante e accessibile giovane annata di Masseto di sempre.
Del delizioso menù fusion cinese/occidentale che ha accompagnato i vini, il miglior abbinamento e’ stato Masseto 2006 con abalone stufato, un perfetto matrimonio tra vino Italiano e cucina Cinese.

 



Estratto dal tasting booklet della serata:

Where the Masseto vineyard now stands, there was once a coastal marsh, and over the centuries clayey deposits formed, interlayered with “marine” invasions that increased the salinity of the substrate. Indeed, in the epochs that followed, the clays were overlain by thick deposits derived from the erosion of the hills, which were then mountains, and in some cases volcanoes. These deposits comprised gravels, sands, and various kinds of clays and rock fragments. Shocks of the most violent kind known, earthquakes, folded the layers in the ground, and one of these folds uplifted the Pliocene clays, bringing them to the surface and allowing them to once again enjoy the breezes from the sea and the warmth of the sun. Thus, Nature is the ultimate creator of Masseto. She first allowed the deposition of the clays in tranquil waterways, and then brought them to light through the violence of earthquakes. The richness of “this” hill has therefore always been the clay present in its soils, which have given signs of life over the centuries, as if they wanted to draw attention to the fact that… something important would happen there.

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