Wine La Massa IGT 2008
Reviews of purchase La Massa IGT 2008
The wine is dark ruby color.
This floral taste the wine perfectly combines bright and velvety tannins, pleasant acidity and a long caressing finish.
Rich bouquet of wine La Massa includes notes of black fruit, leather, herbs and sweet oak.
The wine goes well with meat dishes, game, stews and mature cheeses.
Wine "La Massa" is famous primarily for its freshness, brightness and pleasant taste. A rigorous selection of grapes for this wine takes place in the time of harvest. As a result, skillfully conducted fermentation turns out well-structured wine with an interesting aromatic and polyphenolic content. The wine is kept on the lees in French barriques, 40% of which - the new process takes about 10 months. The result is not exactly a classic Tuscan wine, with its own special character, which is celebrated by many critics.
Giampaolo Motta, the owner of the winery Fattoria La Massa, studied in Bordeaux and was sure to create a modern, improved Chianti possible using Bordeaux technologies. He began to introduce the idea of "top wines" and "second wines» (grand vin and second vin), in contrast to the Italian method, which produces young wines and more adults - Riserva.
Looking for wineries in the Chianti region Giampaolo helped his friend oenologist Carlo Ferrini. In 1991, Giampaolo Motta manages to buy a winery located near Rampolla. It was the perfect place: the vineyards are located in the heart of D'Oro at the optimum height of 350 m above sea level and had a southern exposure. But the beginning of the wine-making activity was not easy, as it was necessary to modernize and re-lay the winery vineyards. It is worth noting that all efforts have been paid a great result: in just a few years of wine Fattoria la Massa came to be considered one of the best in the region.
Today the grapes are harvested with 20 ha, and the rest of the young vines planted Mott rate of 6,500 vines per hectare, tight fit makes plants compete with each other, and their roots sink deep into the earth for the nutrients that a beneficial effect on the grapes. It also allows an equal yield in the vineyard reduce the yield on one bush, thereby improving the quality of wine. Giampaolo Motta believes that the yield per vine must not exceed 1.5 kg. In this regard, the year the company issued no more than 60-70 thousand. Bottles. In the production of wines Giampaolo Motta should be popular in Bordeaux tradition - first poured the first wine - Gregorio Accept, and then the second - La Massa. These differ in the number of wine harvest per hectare, grape selection and duration of maturation in oak barrels.