Giorgio Primo 2007

The “Grand Vin”, sublimated through a great passion for the Bordeaux grape varieties. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot, carefully selected and deriving from single particles of skeleton-rich clayey and schistose soils. It represents the highest territorial expression of the company.

50% Merlot

40% Cabernet Sauvignon

10% Petit Verdot

The year 2007 was characterised by a two week early budding in comparison to average, due to a mild winter season with scarce precipitations. The springtime rainfall, which mostly fell during mid-May, allowed for the optimal vegetative development that continued during the following warmer months. The perfect conditions that emerged during September allowed to obtain a slow and progressive ripening of the grape thus favouring the achievement of an excellent polyphenolic and aromatic component.

The 2007 vintage produced around 18,000 bottles.

The proper management of fermentation, which lasted between 15 and 20 days, and the following racking that occurred inside the new French oak barrels, assured the production of well-structured wines with an elegant aromatic component. The wines aged in barriques for 18 months, during which the wine was left in contact with fine lees for the first 10 months. The lees were kept active by frequent batonnage (or stirring) and macro-oxygenation. The 18,000 bottles that were produced are those that best represent
this new course.

Bottling took place in a single occasion during the first few days of June 2009.

Robert Parker 96

James Suckling 97

Vinous 95

Vino Giorgio Primo della Tenuta La Massa