Processing Your Order...

Search for ""

Update your browser to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to update and using the latest version
of Internet Explorer means all your web browsing will be better.

Yes, Update Now

New Customers Save $20 off $100+* with code APRILNEW

New Customers Save $20* with code APRILNEW

*New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 4/30/2018. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

Due to state regulations, we cannot ship wine to California

La Massa Giorgio Primo 2004

Other Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
  • RP93
  • WS93
  • WE93
0% ABV
  • RP93
  • WS94
  • RP93
  • WS97
  • RP94
  • WE94
  • WS94
  • RP94
  • WE92
  • WS91
All Vintages
Currently Unavailable $45.99
Try the
59 99
45 99
Save $14.00 (23%)
Ships Sat, Apr 28
Limit 0 bottles per customer
Sold in increments of 0
Add to Cart
0
Limit Reached
0.0 0 Ratings
Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Rate for better recommendations
(256 characters remaining)
Cancel Save

0.0 0 Ratings
0% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Primarily sangiovese with about 10% merlot for balance. Beautifully intense and brilliant color. with a nose that finds notes of ripe berry fruit. Waves of gentile spice enchant the palate.

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
RP 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Motta's stylish 2004 Giorgio Primo (50% Sangiovese, 40% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvingon and Petit Verdot) is a gorgeous effort. A lively, dark ruby, it presents a beautiful array of cherry, smoke, spice, tobacco, flower, and earth aromas. Opulent in its expression of fruit yet supported by classic structure, it shows outstanding length on the palate as well as a persistent, fresh finish, with exquisite overall balance. It is the finest Giorgio Primo yet. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2019.
WS 93
Wine Spectator
Has loads of blackberry and currant, with fresh flowers. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. A beauty. Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Best after 2008. 2,900 cases made.
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast
This vintage has some Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot in the blend to back the Sangiovese and Merlot, and is more complex and complete. There’s cherry, tobacco, leather, spice, black fruit and a touch of cool freshness in the form of leafy greens. It’s a sophisticated wine with tight tannins and a long, dusty finish.
View More
La Massa

La Massa

View all wine
La Massa, Tuscany, Italy
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.

One of the most iconic regions of Italy for wine, scenery, and history, Tuscany is the world’s most important outpost for the Sangiovese grape. Ranging in style from fruity and simple to complex and age-worthy, as well as in price from budget-friendly to ultra-premium, Sangiovese makes up a significant percentage of plantings here, with the white Trebbiano Toscano trailing far behind. Within Tuscany, many esteemed wines are produced in their respective sub-zones, including Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Bolgheri, and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. The climate is Mediterranean and the topography consists mostly of picturesque rolling hills, with the hillside locations hosting the best vines, as Sangiovese ripens most efficiently with maximum exposure to sunlight.

Sangiovese at its simplest, often carrying a regional designation of Chianti or just Italy, produces straightforward pizza-friendly wines with bright red fruit and not much more, but at its best it shows remarkable complexity. In top-quality Sangiovese-based wines, expressive notes of sour cherry, balsamic vinegar, dried herbs, leather, fresh earth, dried flowers, anise, tobacco smoke, and cured meat fill the glass. Brunello in particular is sensitive to vintage variation, performing best in years that are not too hot and not too cold. Chianti is associated with tangy and food-friendly dry wines at various price points. A more recent phenomenon as of the 1970s is the “Super Tuscan”—a wine made from international grape varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, or Syrah, often grown in Tuscany’s Bolgheri region, with or without Sangiovese.

Other Red Blends

View all wine

With hundreds of red grape varieties to choose from, winemakers have the freedom to create a virtually endless assortment of blended wines. In many European regions, strict laws are in place determining the set of varieties that may be used, but in the New World experimentation is permitted and encouraged. Blending can be utilized to create complex wines with many different layers of flavors and aromas, or to create more balanced wines. For example, a variety that is soft and full-bodied may be combined with one that is lighter with naturally high acidity. Sometimes small amounts of a particular variety are added to boost color or aromatics. Blending can take place before or after fermentation, with the latter, more popular option giving more control to the winemaker over the final qualities of the wine.

MSW15921041_2004 Item# 97165