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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 | 2000

Harvest Reports

The spring season was marked by excellent weather conditions, allowing for the plants’ perfect vegeto-productive balance. The veraison process set in about ten days ahead of usual schedule (between late July and early August). Summer got off to a good start, but then temperatures soared into a scorching heatwave from mid-August through mid-September, bringing ripening and harvesting ten days ahead of normal. ->

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 2002

Le Macchiole - Messorio