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Messorio, first produced in 1994, Messorio was a personal challenge with one of the most planted varieties in Bolgheri, on the Tuscan coast, and in the world: Merlot. From the start, the idea was to transform the best bunches into an impactful wine with a lot of personality, staying as far away as possible from the more soft, predictable style that is often associated with Merlot and instead making a thoroughbred eager to win the race. The name “messorio” refers to the wheat harvest, one of the most fundamental parts of the agricultural cycle.

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Wines | Messorio | 1994

Harvest Reports

The beginning of spring was marked by abundant rainfall, in particular, in April and May, and below-average temperatures. Summer, in the months of June and July, did not see a lot of rainfall. Temperatures were very high in August. Despite the scorching hot, our vines developed excellently and provided a good yield, owing also to the water supply stored over the spring months. ->

Technical Sheets

Denomination: Toscana IGT

First Vintage: 1994

Grape varieties: Merlot 100%

Vineyards: Contessine 1983

Training System: guyot

Yield: 800 gr per plant

Harvest period: 1st week of September

Winemaking: fermentation and maceration for 20 days

Aging: 18 months in oak barriques

Bottling: March 1996

Le Macchiole - Messorio