Conca d’Oro, Panzano in Chianti

La Massa is a highly respected estate, situated in the very best part of Tuscan wine country; the sun-drenched south-facing Conca d’Oro. Owner Giampaolo Motta is a perfectionist who has gone to extraordinary lengths to ensure that he plants the best grape variety in each individual part of his 27-hectare property to ensure the best results. He makes two wonderful igt wines here: La Massa (Sangiovese 60%, Merlot 35% and Cabernet Sauvignon 5%) and Giorgio Primo (Sangiovese 50%, Merlot 40%, and Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot for the last 10%). Very low yields – less than a kilo per vine for the Giorgio Primo – and rigorous selection makes these wines among the most concentrated and focused of all Tuscany’s offerings.

Giorgio Primo 2004, i.g.t Toscana€960 per case