This 2007 La Massa is solid Tuscan blend of 70% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a very nice red, rustic in style, and will probably get better in the bottle. It is not overly fruity, smooth and Bordeauxesque in the nose. The wine almost reminds me of one of the Cru Bourgeois from the Medoc. This is due to the owner, Giampaolo Motta’s fascination with Bordeaux which makes La Massa a true undervalued wine in Italy. I have to admit though that the 2006 La Massa which I reviewed a while back here is still more impressive:
The 2007 vintage marks the first vintage where proprietor has eliminated Sangiovese from his top wine Giorgio Primo, and use only his best Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot for it. All the Sangiovese now goes into the second wine La Massa and thus more La Massa and less Giorgio Primo. Giorgio Primo review to follow, but it is a wine to definitely look out for as it no doubt will get more expensive. You can still find it for about 50-75$ a bottle, but not for long.
The 2007 La Massa is a lovely wine, but not as good as the 2006 so if you can still find some ’06 at a reasonable price definitely grab it. La Massa is widely available for only about 15£ in the UK and $20-25 per bottle in the US. Try Decorum Vintners in London and Sokolin in New York. my rating 89pts, drink from 2011-2015
Antonio Galloni from Wine Advocate:
|Wine Advocate # 184
|Antonio Galloni||91||Drink: 2009 – 2017||$22-$30 (28)|
|The 2007 La Massa reveals unusual harmony and grace. This expansive, generous La Massa offers plenty of perfumed red fruit, licorice, new leather and spices in a seamless, opulent style. The wine’s balance and sheer class are impeccable. In 2007 La Massa is 70% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon that spent 12 months in oak, 10% new. La Massa remains one of the top relative values in Tuscany. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2017.|