Previously 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot
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.
What The Critics Say
98/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Monica Larner
"The consistency and depth of this wine is just incredible. Like the Carla 6, the 2016 Giorgio Primo shows an inky dark color, almost totally black, with penetrating fruit and long waves of rich fruit flavor throughout. George the First casts mesmerizing spells of spice, tar and smoke. This is a blend of 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot. This is another outstanding effort from Fattoria La Massa and its eccentric but visionary founder, Giampaolo Motta. Some 16,000 bottles, magnums, double magnums and other large formats were created." Drink 2019 - 2040
96/100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni
"The 2016 Giorgio Primo is flat out stunning. It is also a rare Giorgio Primo in which Merlot takes the leading role, the last being 2007. A rush of blackberry jam, graphite, lavender, spice and menthol build as the 2016 shows off its potent, beautifully layered personality. Even with all of its fruit intensity, the 2016 retains terrific energy, tension and drive. All of the elements come together in a statuesque, arrestingly beautiful Giorgio Primo. The 2016 spent 16 months in French oak, 50% new. It is an absolutely unforgettable wine from La Massa and proprietor Giampaolo Motta and his team." Drink 2021 - 2036
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