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Date Printed: 8/21/2014
La Massa Giorgio Primo 2008
La Massa Giorgio Primo 2008
(search item no. 112512)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 8/21/2014: $57.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Rich and decadent aromas of berries and grilled meat. Full-bodied, soft and round with lots of fruit and a caressing, velvety texture.

50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot

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About La Massa:

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.