Carla 6 2014

Carla 6 comes from the desire of Giampaolo and his friend and advisor Stephane Derenouncourt to compete and collide with a vine among the most difficult and unruly: the Sangiovese. Coming exclusively from vineyard No. 6: a unique substrate of gray schist and sand, which gives the wine great minerality and splendid notes of graphite. A pure Sangiovese, vinified and aged individually in French oak tonneaux.

100% Sangiovese

The 2014 vintage is one of the most unique in La Massa. After a winter that was 2-3 °C warmer compared to the average, a mild and dry spring followed. These conditions led to early budding of the vines still permetting a good vegetation development in the early stages of growth, which accelerated the flowering. In the second half of June, temperatures cooled slowing growt and bringing the phenological phases to its normal timing and speed. Abundant rains however made it necessary to perform a careful leaf and cluster thinning technics in order to facilitate the aeration thus reducing the build up moisture in order to counteract possible infections. With this appropriate work in the vineyards including a careful choice of treatments healthy grapes were mainteined all the way to harvest.

Bottling took place in September 2016

The wine was aged in French oak barrels, new for 30%, for a period of 14 months.
Carla 6 continued its elevage in a concrete tank for eight months before being bottled in September 2016. The wine stay one year in bottle before release.

The 2014 vintage has produced about 3,000 bottles

Robert Parker 92

James Suckling 94

Vinous 94

Vino Carla 6