The wines of Tenuta La Massa in Panzano in Chianti
Tenuta La Massa produces high quality Tuscan wines that have gained national and international recognition. Michelinstar restaurants have discovered the exceptional quality of La Massa Winery and the La Massa wines.
The Wine Connection has a wonderful collection of these beautiful Tuscan wines in store:
La Massa 2014 with cherries, raspberries, plums, violets, chocolate and clove. A rich and delicious wine. Intense, yet subtle. Expressive, pure, full, finesse, concentrated and with a good structure. Made from a mix of 60% sangiovese, 30% merlot and 10% cabernet sauvignon and alicante bouschet. 10 months in oak barrels.
James Suckling 91 points. "Silky and savory red with light chocolate, cedar and berry character. Medium body, fine tannins and a flavorful finish. Subtle and pretty. Delicious."
La Massa 2015 jumps out of the glass with cherries, raspberries, plums, spices, violets, chocolate and you smell and taste the galestro. A rich and delicious wine. Intense, yet subtle. Expressive, pure, full, finesse, concentrated and a good structure. Made from a mix of 60% sangiovese and 30% merlot with the rest cabernet sauvignon and alicante bouschet. This wine has aged for 10 months in oak barrels.
James Suckling 94 points. "Aromas of blackberry, cherry and blueberry with hints of green tea. Full body-layered and ripe lots of intense fruit and long finish. Shows energy and focus."
Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 93 points. "The 2016 La Massa is a terrific blend of 65% sangiovese, 25% merlot and 10% cabernet sauvignon available at an accessible price. Alicante Bouschet was used in the blend until last year but has now been removed. The results are surprisingly complex and profound, although the wine's best asset is the fresh and straightforward approach it makes, especially on the palate. That inner depth will give this wine some proper aging potential I should expect. This vintage shows lots of tension and dimension. The warm 2015 vintage shows sunny softness, but 2016 has more overall freshness."
James Suckling: 93 points. “This shows some really impressive, herbal complexity, spanning a whole spectrum of rosemary and pine needles, before tile, crushed stones, blackcurrants and bay leaves enter the picture. The polish to the firm yet generous tannins captivates, as does the precision to the acidity and long finish”.
Antonio Galloni “In today’s world, La Massa is also an exceptional value. Don’t miss it”.
70% cabernet sauvignon, 22% merlot, 8% petit verdot. The wine is aged in barrique (of which 80% is new) for 18 months.
James Suckling 95 points. "Beautiful, complex aroma's of blueberry, blackberry and black licorice follow through to a full body, ultra-refined tannins and a finisch that last for minutes. Give this a few years in the bottle to completely come together."
Robert Parker 97 points. "This is a truly sumptuous wine that stands as a tall testament to the winemaking talents of Giampaolo Motta, his vision for interpreting this vintage and his specific vineyard site in Panzano in Chianti. This standout wine brings Fattoria la Massa to a new level of accomplishment and opens an exciting new chapter of possibility. The 2013 Giorgio Primo is dark and impenetrable on first impact. The aromas accelerate slowly and grow evenly in power and intensity after a few quick swirls of the glass. The bouquet peels back with dark fruit aromas, baking spice and Mediterranean herb. The effect is seamless and smooth. A velvety texture is accented by full-bodied richness and just enough freshness to keep the palate energized. And, of course, this is just the beginning of a long cellar life."
Robert Parker 95 points. "The 2013 Carla 6 is a pure expression of Sangiovese from a man who has waged a very public war against the Chianti Classico Consorzio and its regulations. This wine chooses to be an IGT Toscana instead. That rebellious spirit shaped the extraordinary personality of this wine. The bouquet reveals beautiful plum and dark cherry with succulent layers of spice and tobacco. Carla 6 shows great balance. There is both crispness and structural firmness at the back, and that solid tannic backbone should carry it through the next ten years of bottle aging."
100% sangiovese and aged for 18 months in barrique, 80% new oak.
James Suckling 94 points. "A muscular and rich red with tar, dark berry, bark and spice character. Full body, chewy and dense. Structured and tannic yet fresh at the same."