La Massa 2010
“La Massa” represents the strong identity of the rugged Panzano elegantly dressed of our enological personality. The freshness and minerality of Sangiovese, expertly blended with the opulence and nobility of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, allow for this wine to convey our idea of joy and happiness.
THE 2010 VINTAGE
La Massa I.G.T. 2010 is an assemblage of:
30% Merlot was harvested during the first 15 days of September,
while 60% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet-Sauvignon and Alicante B., harvested in mid-October.
The year 2010 was characterized by a cold and rainy winter, which caused a slight delay on both the budding and the subsequent physiological phases of the plant. The Spring rainfall allowed for the accumulation of an excellent land water resource that ensured an optimal development of the grapes. The harvest season presented itself with sunny days that allowed for the grapes to achieve an excellent polyphenolic ripeness.
Moreover, the correct management of the vineyards, the careful stripping, combined with cool temperatures, allowed for the grapes to develop an aromatic component. Subsequently, the courageous choice to wait for the perfect ripeness of the grapes, the optimal combination of
temperatures and precipitations, the wise management of the maceration and the refinement in wood, have allowed the achievement of an excellent polyphenolic component and the realisation of extraordinarily elegant wines.
The 2010 vintage produced around 150,000 bottles.
The aging in French oak barrels, 20% of which were new, is characterized by an initial period
of circa 10 months, in which the wine is kept in close contact with fine lees, actively maintained by frequent
batonnage and macro-oxygenation.
Bottling took place in a single occasion at the end of March 2012.
Wine Spectator 92
Robert Parker 92+
James Suckling 93