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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.

Le Macchiole - Separator

Wines | Messorio | 1995

Harvest Reports

A year which can be described as cool, marked by a very long winter, a delayed start to spring and milder temperatures. The beginning of the summer season brought below-average temperatures which then soared in the months of August and September, which saw no rain. From mid-September on, weather conditions were ideal, leading to excellent ripening of the grapes. ->

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 new oak barriques

Bottling: March 1997

Le Macchiole - Messorio