2019 Roccapesta Masca


If you’ve dined with us at Dancing Ewe Farm, you’ll be familiar with Masca, which we’ve been offering for eight years. It’s 80 percent Sangiovese with 10 percent each of Syrah and Petit Verdot, and spends six months in barrel and then a year in bottle before release. Masca is approachable, with bountiful fruit and a gentle structure, but has enough complexity and finesse to please the most discriminating palate. Balanced, with elegant tannins, it’s excellent paired with a wide variety of foods from antipasti like salumi and cheese to roasted vegetables, pizza,  and meat. It’s tail-wagging juice that makes any meal more enjoyable.


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DOC Maremma Toscano Rosso
A blend of 80% Sangiovese, 10% Petit Verdot, 10% Syrah
Alcohol: 14.5%

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 15 in

Roccapesta Winery

Roccapesta WineryDancing Ewe regulars know that Roccapesta is one of our longest-running producers. Alberto Tanzini hails from Piedmont, but he fell in love with Tuscany and bought a parcel of land there decades ago. The estate currently has nearly 20 hectares of vineyards, planted mostly with different Sangiovese clones selected for their suitability to the geology and microclimate of each site.

Morellino di Scansano is an appellation in the southern part of Tuscany, east of Grosseto but still benefiting from the gentle maritime climate: hot days, cool nights, and plenty of breezes from the ocean. Jody believes that Roccapesta makes the best wine in the appellation, expressing the complexity of the soil, which ranges from volcanic to sedimentary clay, and the full, joyous richness of the Sangiovese grape in all its food-friendly glory.

The vineyards are farmed biodynamically, and no additives or filtration are used in the winemaking, so nothing is added to or subtracted from the wines. The fruit is hand-selected and sorted both in the vineyards and then on a conveyor belt before pressing. It’s a lot of work, but this care is evident in every sip. The wines are fermented only with indigenous yeast, so you’re tasting the true, unadulterated terroir of the region. If there were ingredient lists on these bottles, they would say “grapes.”


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