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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 | 1998

Harvest Reports

A winter season with abundant rainfall and mild temperatures followed by a temperate and dry start to spring led to early budbreak and to an early start to the growth cycle, which then went back to normal with rainfall in May. June, which was very hot, sped up the growth cycle again. The months of July and August were very hot and sunny, with above-average temperatures. Ripening was performed about one week ahead of normal schedule. ->

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: March 2000

Le Macchiole - Messorio