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La Massa 2007

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A Super, Super Tuscan! Rich, almost decadent aromas of crushed berry, meat, and mole. Turns floral. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. A beauty. Drink now thru 2015- Wine Spectator

Region: Italy » Tuscany » Toscano

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Variety: Supertuscan
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Fattoria La Massa:
Fattoria La Massa can be found hidden amongst the Chianti Classico hills of Panzano in the prestigious “Conca d’Oro,” (Golden Basin). It was acquired by its passionate owner, Giampaolo Motta, in 1992. Giampaolo, originally from Naples, came to the area in 1989 to follow his dream of making high quality wines. After working in some of the most famous Chianti Classico estates ... Read more
Fattoria La Massa can be found hidden amongst the Chianti Classico hills of Panzano in the prestigious “Conca d’Oro,” (Golden Basin). It was acquired by its passionate owner, Giampaolo Motta, in 1992. Giampaolo, originally from Naples, came to the area in 1989 to follow his dream of making high quality wines. After working in some of the most famous Chianti Classico estates and spending time in Bordeaux, Giampaolo established La Massa with the technical consultation of famed enologist and friend Carlo Ferrini. Since the end 2008, he relies on the advice of renowned Stéphane Derenoncourt for the vineyards and cellar. La Massa’s vineyards range in altitude from 315 to 460 meters (1,033 to 1,510 feet) above sea level, occupying an area of about 45 hectares (111 acres), of which 27 are planted with vines. As a result of a 10-year research project dedicated to understanding the distinct terroir of the area, a complete re-structuring of the vineyards has been carried out over the past few years, respecting the particular characteristics of the soil, geography and microclimate. The estate’s main varieties are the classic Tuscan Sangiovese as well as varieties more typical of Bordeaux, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Giampaolo is passionate about the great wines of Bordeaux and is convinced of the magnificent potential that these varieties have in the terroir of La Massa. In fact, since the 2007 vintage, he has decided to eliminate Sangiovese completely from La Massa’s flagship Giorgio Primo IGT blend, resulting in a wine that more fully represents his personality. La Massa produces two wines: La Massa IGT (predominantly Sangiovese, blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot) and the winery’s first wine, Giorgio Primo IGT (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot). Driven by an unremitting pursuit of excellence, Giampaolo’s dedication and enthusiasm continues to be recognized worldwide, receiving accolades for his wines from the most important wine critics and publications. “La Massa has a long history of generations of people who have worked the unique soils of Panzano to cultivate the noble grapes of Bordeaux. In fact, the history of La Massa goes back to 1490 and the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes have been here for nearly 400 years. I am dedicated to continuing this rich tradition at La Massa and bringing my own experience and knowledge with rigor and classicism to produce quality wine.” – Giampaolo Motta Source: http://vinconnect.com/wineries/la-massa/ Read less

Member Reviews for La Massa

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Snooth User: Oglesby
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4.00 5
07/29/2010

A food friendly wine from chicken parmasian to new york steak. Will be even better over the next few years.


Snooth User: kcovo
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4.00 5
07/13/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for La Massa

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/29/2009

Wine Of The Week - Los Angeles Times, October 21, 2009: This is a beautiful Tuscan blend of 70% Sangiovese with 15% each Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from Giampaolo Motta in Panzano in Chianti, Italy. Luscious and velvety, it tastes like ripe, dark... Los Angeles Times. A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2007 La Massa Toscana 750ml


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The 2007 La Massa reveals unusual harmony and grace. This expansive, generous La Massa offers plenty of perfumed red fruit, licorice, new leather and spices in a seamless, opulent style. The winersquo;s balance and sheer class are impeccable. In 2007 La Massa is 70% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon that spent 12 months in oak, 10% new. La Massa remains one of the top relative values in Tuscany. Anticipated maturity: 2009ndash;2017.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/15/2009

The 2007 La Massa reveals unusual harmony and grace. This expansive, generous La Massa offers plenty of perfumed red fruit, licorice, new leather and spices in a seamless, opulent style. The wine's balance and sheer class are impeccable. In 2007 La M... Robert Parker. A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2007 Massa, La La Massa 750ml


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
08/26/2011

The 2007 La Massa reveals unusual harmony and grace. This expansive, generous La Massa offers plenty of perfumed red fruit, licorice, new leather and spices in a seamless, opulent style. The wine's balance and sheer class are impeccable. In 2007 La Massa is 70% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon that spent 12 months in oak, 10% new. La Massa remains one of the top relative values in Tuscany. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2017.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
08/26/2011

The 2004 La Massa (60% Sangiovese, 30% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon) is dark yet translucent violet. It offers pretty aromas of crushed raspberries and flowers, followed by sweet dark red fruit on a medium-bodied frame, displaying excellent length and fine tannins. This plump, juicy offering is sure to offer much pleasure over the next five to seven years.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
08/26/2011

The 2006 La Massa is 60% Sangiovese, 30% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon that spent 14 months in French oak (20% new). It is a gorgeous, fruit-driven wine with superb depth in its plums, dark cherries, herbs and sweet toasted oak. It offers terrific balance in its fruit, structure and acidity, all of which come together in a very pretty La Massa.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
08/26/2011

Rich, almost decadent aromas of crushed berry, meat and mole. Turns floral. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. A beauty. Best after 2011.


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A Super, Super Tuscan! Rich, almost decadent aromas of crushed berry, meat, and mole. Turns floral. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. A beauty. Drink now thru 2015- Wine Spectator

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