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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 | 2002

Harvest Reports

Spring was marked by slightly above-average temperatures and heavy rainfall. It rained non-stop from July on, with below-average temperatures. During harvesting, weather conditions were quite changeable, with only one period of steady good weather during which we harvested some fairly ripe grapes, but then the rain took over again preventing all grapes from achieving perfect ripeness. Harvest 2002 was one of the most challenging of the decade. ->

Technical Sheets

Denomination: Toscana IGT

First Vintage: 1994

Grape varieties: Merlot 100%

Vineyards: Casa Vecchia 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 new oak barriques

Bottling: August 2004

Le Macchiole - Messorio