La Massa - Giorgio Primo 2018


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.

The “Gran Vin”, an act of love by Giampaolo for his grandfather Giorgio and now for his first son, who is sublimated through his great passion for the Bordeaux grape varieties. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot, carefully selected and deriving from single particles of skeleton-rich clayey and schistose soils. It represents the highest territorial expression of the company.

"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." - 97 points, Antonio Galloni Vinous

 "The Fattoria La Massa 2018 Giorgio Primo is a wine of richness, volume and texture. The blend is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, and maceration times last 26 to 28 days to add the lovely depth and creaminess you taste here. Black fruit, crushed stone, truffle essence and toasted spice emerge from the bouquet. The wine's full-bodied structure and its freshness promise a long cellar-aging future." - 96 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Gorgeous aromas of blackcurrants and blackberries with hints of crushed stones and walnuts. Full body, firm and chewy tannins with blackberries and hints of chocolate and spice. Flavorful and intense at the end. Better after 2023, but better already very pretty." - 95 points, James Suckling

Producer: La Massa

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot

Appellation: Toscana IGT

Vintage: 2018

Size: 750ml