La Massa 2017

“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.

70% Sangiovese

15% Merlot

15% Cabernet Sauvignon e Alicante B.

The 2017 vintage began with a particularly mild winter, with temperatures over two degrees above the seasonal average and with very little rain. This trend prolonged itself through the springtime, thus anticipating the bud burst by approximately two weeks. The rainfall during the beginning of May allowed for an important hydration of the soil, allowing for the plants to be sheltered from suffering the sudden rise in temperatures during the months of June and July. During the summertime, it was essential to minimize the dehydration of the soil and to keep as much moisture as possible in order to ensure a regular vegetative development. The rainfalls of the 10th of August and during the first few days of September granted a significant level of hydration during the sultry days of the previous months. The harvest began early with the first Merlot, following through to the last week of September with sunny and warm temperatures. Towards mid-September, some rainfall cooled the temperatures, creating the optimal conditions for later vines.

The 2017 vintage produced around 80,000 bottles.

The year 2017 was vinified entirely in the new cellar. Subsequently, the wines were aged in French oak barrels, 10% of which were new, where they managed to embody and intensify the characteristic notes of the vintage and of our terroir.

Bottling took place in a single occasion commencing June 2019.

Robert Parker 91

James Suckling 93

Vinous 89

Vino La Massa