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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 | 1999

Harvest Reports

A very cold winter was followed by a rather rainy spring with above-average temperatures. This led to an early budbreak and flowering, followed by a rich berry set that brought a grape yield above all expectations. The summer season got off to a rainy start, which encouraged the vegetative balance. The hot temperatures and lack of rain that followed led to an early veraison process, one week ahead of schedule, although the bunches were quite homogeneous. It was necessary to perform green harvesting to lessen the overall fruit load. Ripening was performed in the best possible way because of the very normal weather conditions in September. ->

Technical Sheets

Denomination: Toscana IGT

First Vintage: 1994

Grape varieties: Merlot 100%

Vineyards: Contessine 1983, Puntone 1993

Training System: guyot

Yield: 600 gr per plant

Harvest period: 1st week of September

Winemaking: fermentation and maceration for 18 days

Aging: 16 months in oak barriques

Bottling: March 2001

Le Macchiole - Messorio