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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 | 1997

Harvest Reports

A very warm and rainless spring affected the vines by causing an early budbreak. A drastic drop in temperatures around mid-April, however, stopped the growth of the shoots, bringing everything back to normal. From May on, temperatures rose and the summer months were marked by hot and dry weather which continued up to harvest time that began on the first week of September. Harvesting, although poor in terms of quantity, was extraordinary from the quality point of view. ->

Technical Sheets

Denomination: Toscana IGT

First Vintage: 1994

Grape varieties: Merlot 100%

Vineyards: Contessine 1983, Puntone 1993

Training System: guyot

Yield: 800 gr per plant

Harvest period: 1st week of September

Winemaking: fermentation and maceration for 25 days

Aging: 18 months in oak barriques

Bottling: August 1999

Le Macchiole - Messorio