La Massa - Carla 6 2017


La Massa is a gem located in the heart of Chianti Classico, whose philosophy revolves around studying the terroir as a tool to improve the efficiency of production, from the vineyard to the winery. 27 hectares of vineyard facing south in the beautiful Conca d’Oro of Panzano in Chianti.

Carla 6 comes from the desire of Giampaolo and his friend and advisor Stephane Derenouncourt to compete and collide with a vine among the most difficult and unruly: the Sangiovese. Coming exclusively from vineyard No. 6: a unique substrate of gray schist and sand, which gives the wine great minerality and splendid notes of graphite. A pure Sangiovese, vinified and aged individually in French oak tonneaux. 

"Lots of ripe cherry with floral and citrus-rind undertones. Full-bodied with creamy tannins and a pretty finish of delicious berries and hints of sandalwood. Subtle and complex. Needs time to soften, but already a beauty. Pristine." - 96 points, James Suckling

"The 2017 Carla 6, La Massa's 100% Sangiovese, is fleshy, succulent and incredibly inviting. Sweet red cherry, kirsch, mint, blood orange and spice give the 2017 its racy feel. There is plenty of Sangiovese character, and yet at the same time, proprietor Giampaolo Motta has succeeded in crafting a wine that has its own distinctive personality. I can't think of many pure Sangioveses that manage to be opulent and also varietal." - 95 points, Antonio Galloni Vinous

"A pure expression of Sangiovese, the Fattoria la Massa 2017 Carla 6 is an exacting and precise expression of the grape with pure delineation and a long succession of cherry and wild berry aromas. Grapes are sourced from the slightly higher plot of vines to the right of the main drive that descends to the Fattoria la Massa winery. The wine is softly embroidered and detailed with integrated tannins and lots of glossy silkiness on the polished finish." - 94 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate


Producer: La Massa

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Varietal: Sangiovese

Appellation: Toscana IGT

Vintage: 2017

Size: 750ml