Fattoria La Massa, Giorgio Primo 2011

Fattoria La Massa, Giorgio Primo 2011

Regular price £73.00

Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon (70%), Merlot (25%), Petite Verdot (5%)

Nose: Complex nose, with lots of tobacco, hints of herbs, spices, iodine.

Palate: Smoky, chocolate notes complement black prune fruit. Good depth, tannins polished by age, resulting in a mineral finish of good persistence.

General Information: Grapes are picked by hand and placed in boxes, then are selected on a first sorting table. After this, the grapes are assessed manually on a second table. The selected produce is transported on a trolley and loaded by gravity directly into the temperature adjustable vinification vats. The techniques adopted allow fermentation without having to add yeast, and limit the use of sulphides. The kinetics of fermentation can be controlled for perfect polyphenol extraction. After drawing off the wine, the batches are “elevated” separately into oak barriques (80% new) for 18 months. While it is maturing, analysis and tastings are performed on a regular basis to check the wine’s development.

Food Match: Fillet steak and chips