La Massa, Chianti Clássico Giorgio Primo 01

La Massa, Chianti Clássico Giorgio Primo 01
Azienda Agricola Fattoria La Massa

Type: Tinto
Country: Italy
Region: Chianti Classico
City: 50020 Panzano (Florencia)
Address: Via Case Sparse, 9
(+39) 055852722
Year established: 1992
Production (bottles): 60.000
Vineyard area: 24
Brands: Chianti Classico, Giorgio Primo, Sangiovese Merlot
Price: 43 €

The Giorgio Primo Chianti Classico is the result of a painstaking manual selection of the best Sangiovese (85%) and Merlot (15%) grapes. The winery holds 27 hectares of vineyards, oriented to the south in the “Conco d’Oro” of Panzano at an average altitude of 360 meters above sea level. The terrain is composed mainly of splintered white clay, and the cultivation method is the spur, with an approximate yield of 1 kilo of grapes per vine. The density is of 3,000 vines/hectare in the old facilities and 6,250 vines/hectare in the new ones.
Vinification took 15-20 days and the subsequent “sangrado” was done in 225 liter new French oak barrels. Aging is characterized by a first 8-month long period during which the wine is made in contact with fine sediment, whose activity is maintained with frequent bâtonnages and micro-oxygenation. Intense and bright ruby-red in color; aromas are sharp, precise and defined. Its fruitiness is perfectly integrated with aromas from the oak, with delicious balsamic notes. On the palate it starts fresh, continues harmoniously and has a finish that suggests extremely delicate tannins.