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Giorgio Primo,La Massa

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Region: Tuscany
Refined Region: Radda
Vintage: 2001
Grape Varieties:
Merlot 50% Cabernet Sauvignon 40% Petite Verdot 10% Colour: Red Wine
Alcohol Level: 13%
Production Style: Conventional
Closure: Natural Cork

Availability: In stock


Bottle Size: 750ml bottle
"Broadly textured and rich, with dark aromatics leaning toward coffee, blackberry and a sniff of lemon zest. Dense plum, toast and licorice notes control the palate, and then a clean blast of chocolate rushes through. Very sweet and unctuous for Chianti, almost like dessert in a glass." Wine Enthusiast 92 points
"Velvety and rich, with plum, berry and coffee character. Full-bodied, with round tannins and a long chocolate, vanilla and berry aftertaste. Tight and refined now, but shows serious structure." Best after 2010. 5,000 cases only made." Wine Spectator 91 points

The Domaine
Giampaolo Mota, the eldest son of Neapolitan family became the "black sheep" because he decided not go into the family's leather tanning business. His grandfather Giorgio was the only family member to support him in his venture into the wine business and thus, the top wine at La Massa carries his name. Giampaolo studied in France with renowned oenologist Emile Peynaud, working in St Emilion and Pomerol where he developed a fundamental understanding of the chemistry of the wine. He feels that this study, especially of the reductive / oxygenative cycle of red wine helps him make structured, solid, long-lived wines that are also very fruit driven.

"...Sweetness and roundness..beautifully intense and brilliant colour. The nose finds notes of ripe fruit, and waves of gentle spice enchant the palate...” Gambero Rosso 3 Bicchieri

Food Pairing
Pork roast, rack of lamb, bistecca.

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