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Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
La Massa is right in the heart of Chianti Classico. Because of of the densely planted and wide range of orientations and soil types, La Massa has great complexity, beautiful harmony, super-ripe tannins.
Blend: 70% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
"The 2009 La Massa flows from the glass with layers of freshly cut flowers, dark red berries and subtle French oak. This radiant red from Chianti Classico’s famed Conca d’Oro impresses for its open personality and inner palate juiciness. This is a striking wine from La Massa and proprietor Giampaolo Motta. In 2009 Motta opted for relatively short fermentations of 12-15 days for his Sangiovese. The blend was 70% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019."
The Wine Advocate
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...Read More About La Massa
One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...Read More About Tuscany
Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...Read More About Other Red Blends
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