Fattoria La Massa

+39 055 852 722 Via Case Sparse 9
Panzano in Chianti - Firenze, 50020
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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 Read more »

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  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Petit Verdot

    History of the grape: It is thought Petit Verdot (“little green one”) predates Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, as far...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • La Massa Toscana 2007

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    Let this decant for about 45 minutes while prepping dinner. Pours a bright purplish red color with dark pink hues around the edges. I gave a whiff upon opening and it was quiet, but after 45 minutes, the aromas are quite prevalent. Ample amounts of red cherries, raspberries, tobacco and garden herbs. Starts off with the cherry and raspberrie... Read More

    Wine review by steve16046


  • La Massa Toscana IGT 2006

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    The nose showed cherries with undergrowth, earth and herbs. With time in the glass the bouquet blossomed with added layers of leather and Tuscan dust. On the palate it was balanced and velvety with ripe red berries and brisk acidity, which gave it excellent body contrasted by its mouth-watering qualities. A hint of structure still lingered on th... Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • La Massa Toscana 2009

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    Classy and inviting notes of suave blackberries with soft vanilla accents. Smooth body with well integrated tannins, fresh fruity finish of blueberries. Read More

    Wine review by Baffetto de Roma


  • Like it even more this time around. It's more mature and really enjoy this blend better than traditional Tuscan blend.

    Comment by 228262basilwino 228262 basilwino


  • La Massa Toscana IGT 2006

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    The nose was all dark fruits with tobacco, dried flowers, a tinge of spice and savory roasted meats. On the palate, the savory notes continued with a core of blackberry fruit, mineral salinity, beef broth and herbs with hint of tannin that lasts into the medium-long finish. This bottle will continue to evolve for a number of years to come. Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • La Massa Toscana 2008

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    Dark, spicy, and juicy paired with my Kobe beef and short ribs. Paired well b/c the wine is still elegant and not too big and over powering. Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig


  • La Massa Rosso Toscana IGT 2009

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    Not near the quality of the 2006. Dry, woody, herbaceous. Fails to excite on the mid-Palate. Just not a ton of flavor intensity. Read More

    Wine review by palmnut


  • La Massa Toscana 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by lrgarza


  • La Massa Giorgio Primo Cc 199 1997

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    I found restrained fruit on the nose, as sour berries and cinnamon gram come forward. On the palate, I found jammy cherry but little else and this wine lost momentum leading into the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • La Massa 2007

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

    Wine review by Oglesby


  • La Massa IGT 2007

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    60% Sangiovese, 30% Merlot and 10% CabernetIntegrated sweet wood, smoke, tree bark, cocoa and tobacco tones add depth and complexity to the plummy fruit. This enters with a fair amount of weight and density with lots of sweet, dark, ripe fruits that have the sweet/sour edge of tamarind. The fruits are slightly stewy but still nice and fresh with... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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