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Wines

The town’s traditional wines are those labelled Monteregio di Massa Marittima DOC


Controlled Designation of Origin (DOC) ‘Monteregio di Massa Marittima’ certification (as specified by regulations) is reserved for red wines, reserve reds, rosés, whites, Vermentino wines, novello new wines and Vin santo dessert wines which meet the conditions and requirements established by these production regulations.
The DOC-certification of ‘Vin Santo di Monteregio di Massa Marittima’ can also be accompanied by Occhio di Pernice and/or Reserve labelling.

Types

Monteregio di Massa Marittima red, reserve, rosé and novello new wine:

Minimum 80% Sangiovese; other red grape varieties can be included as long as they are not highly flavoured, as approved and authorised for the province of Grosseto, only up to 10% when used on their own or, when combined, up to 20%.

Monteregio di Massa Marittima red:

colour: good intensity of ruby red;
aroma: winey, fruity;
flavour: dry;
minimum total alcoholic strength by volume: 11.5%;
minimum total acidity: 5 per thousand;
minimum net dry extract: 22 per thousand.

Monteregio di Massa Marittima white:

Minimum 50% Tuscan Trebbiano; not more than 30% Vermentino, Malvasia Bianca, Malvasia Bianca di Candia and Ansonica, used on their own or combined; other white grape varieties can be included as approved and authorised for the province of Grosseto, with a limit of 15% when using one type or, when combined, not over 30%.
Characteristics:
colour: light straw
aroma: delicate intense
flavour: dry, medium body
minimum total alcoholic strength by volume: 11%

Monteregio di Massa Marittima Vermentino:

Minimum 90% Vermentino; other white grape varieties can be included as approved and authorised for the province of Grosseto, with a limit of 10%.
Characteristics:
colour: brilliant straw with occasional green reflections
aroma: delicate, distinctive
flavour: dry, smooth, velvety
minimum total alcoholic strength by volume: 11.5%

Monteregio di Massa Marittima red reserve:

colour: good intensity ruby, tending towards garnet
aroma: winey, intense, fruity aroma
flavour: dry, minimum total alcoholic strength by volume: 12%
minimum total acidity: 5.5 per thousand
minimum net dry extract: 22 per thousand

Monteregio di Massa Marittima rosé:

colour: good intensity pink
aroma: winey, intense, fruity aroma
flavour: dry
minimum total alcoholic strength by volume: 12%
minimum total acidity: 5 per thousand
minimum net dry extract: 18 per thousand

Monteregio di Massa Marittima novello:

colour: ruby red
aroma: winey, fruity
flavour: dry, slightly acidic, full-bodied
minimum total alcoholic strength by volume: 11%

 Monteregio di Massa Marittima Vin Santo:

Tuscan Trebbiano and Malvasia, on their own or combined, 70% minimum; other white grape varieties can be included as approved and authorised for the province of Grosseto, either combined or on their own, up to 30%.
Characteristics:
colour: from straw to golden, up to intense amber;
aroma: ethereal, intense, distinctive;
flavour: balanced, velvety, with greater balance in semi-sweet versions;
minimum total alcoholic strength by volume: 16% of which at least 14% alcohol content and a maximum of 2% (potential alcohol content) for dry versions; at least 13% alcohol content and a minimum of 3% potential alcohol content for semi-sweet versions;

 Monteregio di Massa Marittima Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice:

From 50-70% Sangiovese; from 10-50% Malvasia Nera; other red grape varieties can be included as approved and authorised for the province of Grosseto, up to 30%.
Characteristics:
colour: from intense pink to pale pink;
aroma: warm, intense;
flavour: sweet, smooth, velvety and full-bodied;
minimum total alcoholic strength by volume: 16%, of which 14% is alcohol content;
 
WINE AND FOOD PAIRING

Red meat, roasts, wild boar, Cinta Senese cured meat and PDO Pecorino cheeses, both fresh and mature, are the perfect foods for pairing with Monteregio di Massa Marittima wine. Soups, starters and fish dishes go well with delicate Monteregio Bianco and Monteregio Vermentino white wines.  Finally the winning combination that represents the best of the Mount Amiata region is the one which pairs Monteregio Rosso wine with…