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Date Printed: 12/27/2014
La Massa Toscana 2009
La Massa Toscana 2009
(search item no. 113287)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/27/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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

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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.