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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 | 2011

Harvest Reports

The weather of 2011 was quite variable. The winter season was rainy and the warm spring brought an early start to the growth cycle with a fast budbreak. The cooler temperatures in June and July, however, slowed down the process. Rain arrived at the right time, allowing the grapes to develop perfectly. A late-August heatwave sped up the ripening process again. The great care put into regulating fruit load on each plant allowed us to harvest perfectly healthy and ripe grapes, although slightly ahead of usual schedule. A new sorting area greatly improved and made the grape sorting process faster for each wine. ->

Technical Sheets

Denomination: Toscana IGT

First Vintage: 1994

Grape varieties: Merlot 100%

Vineyards: Puntone 1993, Vignone 1999

Training System: guyot

Yield: 800 gr per plant

Harvest period: 1st week of September

Winemaking: fermentation and maceration for 20 days, a part in steel tanks and a part in oak vats

Aging: 20 months, 75% in new oak barriques and 25% in 2nd-use barriques

Bottling: July 17, 2013

Le Macchiole - Messorio