From our first vintage of this wine in 2011, it has been our goal to showcase what a 100% Sangiovese wine could be from our vineyards. The tradition of Panzano and of Chianti has been to blend Sangiovese with other native varieties, but with Carla 6, we found that a complete story could be told through the Sangiovese grape alone.
Manually selected and sorted, this 100% Sangiovese comes from 3 acres specifically dedicated to this wine. It is allowed to ferment spontaneously to bring out the most expressive concentration and flavor profile the vintage has to give us. Receiving 10 months in 30% new French oak, the wine is bottled unfiltered and has the potential to be expressive right upon release and develop additional complexity with some age as well.
95 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media – “The 2017 Carla 6, La Massa's 100% Sangiovese, is fleshy, succulent and incredibly inviting. Sweet red cherry, kirsch, mint, blood orange and spice give the 2017 its racy feel. There is plenty of Sangiovese character, and yet at the same time, proprietor Giampaolo Motta has succeeded in crafting a wine that has its own distinctive personality. I can't think of many pure Sangioveses that manage to be opulent and also varietal."