Walter Massa can be defined in all respects as an independent and courageous winemaker who, since the 1970s at the helm of the family winery, has managed to successfully change, rebuild and relaunch the oenological face of an entire territory, that of the Tortonesi Hills, that is of that small strip of Piedmontese land nestled between the Monferrato and the Oltrepò. Vigneti Massa is the name of the family-run winery, founded by the Massa ancestors in 1879, which today boasts a property of 23 hectares on the hills of Monleale, about 300 meters above sea level. In line with the long family and territorial tradition, these vineyards are cultivated with scrupulous attention and peasant common sense, limiting treatments to a minimum. Contrary to any form of bureaucracy and always against the tide, Walter is convinced that wine is made in the vineyard and in the cellar, not with brands and documents, for this reason he has chosen not to resort to forcibly the denominations shown on labels, thanks to his consolidated reputation as true artisan of wine.
This winery is part of Fivi- Vignaioli Indipendenti.
Brilliant straw yellow color that turns golden, on the nose it shows all the potential of the grape: cedar, ripe pear and aniseed together with musk, resin and flint. On the palate it is time for greatness: enveloping in the memories of fruit in syrup, it is warm, mineral and fresh. An iconic wine also in the very long persistence of bitter honey that reveals all its evolutionary potential.
Monleale wine is revealed in the glass with an intriguing garnet red dress. Deep and autumnal nose, with references to wet earth, cherries in alcohol, peat and cocoa, outlining an evocative and crepuscular picture. The sip is full and fascinating, with great vitality and a splendid tannin tannin also from a gastronomic point of view. Unmissable cult wine.