La Massa - Carla 6 2016 6/750ml

Classification
Red
Country
Italy
Producer
La Massa
Farming
Organic
Bottle Size
750ml
Vintage
2016
Bottles/Case
6
$390
La Massa - Carla 6 2016 6/750ml

Classification
Red
Country
Italy
Producer
La Massa
Farming
Organic
Bottle Size
750ml
Vintage
2016
Bottles/Case
6
Highlights
* Pure expression of Sangiovese from one of Chianti's most outspoken rebels
* Uncommon combination of structure with silky tannins
* The Ferrari of Sangiovese
Varietals
Sangiovese
Vineyard
100% Sangiovese from single, high elevation plot on the estate vineyard
Farming
Organic
Vinification
Hand sorted twice; gravity fed; fermentation with native yeasts in conical stainless steel tanks
Aging
1 yr 500L cask, 1 yr concrete, 1 yr bottle
Reviews
• Robert Parker: 97 By appearances you would not guess that this is Sangiovese. The 2016 Carla 6 exudes sheer intensity, darkness and richness. From the fruity flavors of cherry and cassis to floral and earthy notes of rosebud and damp soil, this one's got it all, plus that tertiary note of natural rubber that I love. It is beauty in a dark and deep wine. Carla 6 hits it out of the park. Some 4,910 bottles were produced at La Massa's new winery built look like the inside of a Ferrari engine complete with rows of stainless steel tanks positioned like cylinders.
• JamesSuckling.com: 96 A tight and solid red with cherry and blackberry character and hints of black chocolate and wet earth. Some spices and flowers, as well. A solid and intense wine with super structure. Needs three or four years to soften. Try after 2021.
• Vinous / Antonio Galloni: 94 Another highlight in this range, the 2016 Carla 6 (100% Sangiovese) emerges from a single parcel on the estate measuring under a hectare and planted on gray schist/sand soils. Sweet red cherry, chalk, cedar, spice and dried flowers convey energy and vibrancy. The 2016 was done with manual punchdowns and aged in 500-liter barrels.
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