From one summer’s eve in 1980 until now, we have hosted wine events and auctions in the Nashville, TN area to raise money for the battle against cancer. What started with Un Eté du Vin, “A Summer of Wine,” has grown into a successful non-profit organization known as Nashville Wine Auction. Generosity of Spirit: The funds raised at our events are donated to non-profit organizations for cancer research, patient treatment and family support. Because we are passionate about our community, all of our proceeds stay in Tennessee. If you would love to partake in an evening of glamour, generosity, good cheer and great wine, consider one of our auction events:
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What is it about Masseto that makes it so powerful? Is it the amazing complexity, the beautifully balanced structure? Is it the timeless integrity? Is it the rarity? Is it in the value at international auction sales? Is it the deep and loyal appreciation enjoyed among its aﬁcionados around the world?
While the answer to these questions are diﬀerent for each Masseto drinker, we can all agree on one thing: it’s worth the trouble to procure just one bottle of this magical Super Tuscan. We are fortunate enough to oﬀer this 28-year vertical of Masseto from the cellar of Pam and Steve Taylor. Yes, that’s every vintage of Masseto ever made! It’s unheard of, but that’s just how we do things at Nashville Wine Auction.
On January 27, 2018, 18 winning bidders will get to experience a once in a lifetime tasting in the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Rotunda with none other than esteemed winemaker, Axel Heinz and Alessandro Lunardi, Director North America!
For those who need a quick refresher, Masseto is a rare, single vineyard wine made entirely from Merlot grapes grown on the vineyard bearing the same name. Located in the acclaimed Bolgheri region of Tuscany, Masseto was ﬁrst released in 1986, simply called “Merlot” at that time. The name of Masseto then appeared on the label with the 1987 vintage. Masseto is a wine of great and complex personality where its remarkable structure always combines with beautiful elegance. It quickly gained a reputation as one of the world’s most sought after and extremely allocated wines. So ﬁnding such an impressive vertical is almost unheard of. Thank you, Pam and Steve!
In addition to enjoying this extraordinary wine, Axel Heinz (French mother, German father), head winemaker since 2005, has brought new life and viniﬁcation to the entire Ornellaia team. He studied in Bordeaux and cut his teeth in Pomerol, before he was oﬀered the job of senior winemaker at Ornellaia in 2005 when he noted the similarities between the Bordeaux Merlot and that of Masseto. Alessandro Lunardi has been with the Frescobaldi Group since 1997 and has managed their high end portfolio for many years.
Donated by Pam & Steve Taylor, Country Music Hall of Fame, Axel Heinz