La Massa

Tuscany, Italy

Giampaolo Motta was born and raised in Naples and was destined to work in the family's leather business. Giampaolo however, had a different idea of how to live his life. He is a decisive and determined individual. While touring various properties in Tuscany in the early 90's, he came upon a spot that made him stand still - he had found his new home.
Replanting vineyards with Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot were only the beginning of the challenges Giampaolo accepted when he bought La Massa. He has now realized the best expression of Sangiovese is used in the blend of La Massa, where as from the 2007 vintage, blending the most perfect grapes of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot are reserved for his icon wine, Giorgio Primo." His wines, La Massa and Giorgio Primo, stand out today as some of Italy's finest expressions of these noted varietals. And Giampaolo has only just begun.

"Proprietor Giampaolo Motta is one of the most passionate, driven producers in Tuscany. Seemingly never content with his wines, he continues to ratchet up quality in a meaningful way." - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Aug/09