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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 | 2004

Harvest Reports

One of the steadiest weather patterns ever recorded. The winter season was marked by good rainfall and low temperatures, but nothing extreme. Steady rainfall again in spring, in particular, in April, but not torrential, alternating with sunshine. Even the summer season was quite normal without heatwaves. All this led to perfectly ripe grapes and, what matters the most, at the right time. ->

Technical Sheets

Denomination: Toscana IGT

First Vintage: 1994

Grape varieties: Merlot 100%

Vineyards: Contessine 1984, Puntone 1993, Vignone 1999

Training System: guyot

Yield: 800 gr per plant

Harvest period: 1st and 2nd week of September

Winemaking: fermentation and maceration for 20 days

Aging: 16 months in new oak barriques

Bottling: July 2006

Le Macchiole - Messorio