Tenuta La Massa has 65 acres of vineyards in the “Conca d’Oro”, “The Golden Basin”, of Panzano, Chianti at altitudes between 1000 and 1300 feet. Acquiring this ancient, hilly property in 1991, with its vineyards that have been farmed since the 15th century, Giampaolo Motta gained a reputation with the release of his first vintage of Giorgio Primo, one year later.Grapes for this Super Tuscan are picked and sorted by hand the loaded by gravity into fermentation vats. the belnd is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. The wine aged 18 months in 80% new French oak barrels.Vinous scored this 97 points saying “The 2018 Giorgio Primo represents a new level of finesse at La Massa. Powerful and dense in the glass, with tremendous structure, Giorgio Primo is a terrific example of how compelling international varieties are in Panzano’s Conca d’Oro district. Crème de cassis, spice, new leather, chocolate and sweet spice build into the textured, palate-staining finish.”The Wine…
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