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After spending time in Bordeaux, Giampaolo Motta left his family’s leather business behind in Naples and headed north to work in Chianti where he learned the art of winemaking.
In 1998, Giampaolo released La Massa, another Chianti Classico wine that he declassified in 2002. Wanting the freedom to produce high quality wines that didn’t require specific percentages of Sangiovese, Giampaolo decided to produce IGT wines that were driven by La Massa’s terrior. La Massa consists of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot or Alicante Bouchet.
On the heels of receiving spectacular scores from the Wine Advocate, in 2008 Giampaolo hired his good friend of 15 years, Stéphane Derenoncourt, one of the most renowned winemakers in Bordeaux, to advise on vineyard management and in the cellar. Working together with great respect for the earth and the fruit, Giampaolo and Stéphane practice “logical” agriculture, releasing Derenoncourt’s first vintage in 2009. “We employ sustainable methods in growing grapes: no artificial fertilizers, but rather green manure. No herbicides, and very little spraying. In the winery, natural yeasts, very little sulfates for hygienic purposes of cleaning barriques and very little at bottling for conservation.”
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