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.
Denomination: Toscana IGT
First Vintage: 1994
Grape varieties: Merlot 100%
Vineyards: Vignone 1999, Puntone 1994
Training System: guyot and double cordon spur
Yield: 800 gr. per plant
Harvest period: last week of August and 1st week of September
Winemaking: fermentation and maceration for 25 days in concrete
This wine has been awarded the 'Gemma', an AIS recognition to those wines that have obtained the highest scores expressed in hundredths and that represent a careful selection among the excellences of the 'Quattro Viti' of the Italian Sommelier Association.
Paleo Bianco has been made from Chardonnay grapes and a little Sauvignon Blanc since 1991 and in extremely small quantities. The strong Mediterranean character boasts intensity, flavour and depth in equal parts. It is a surprising wine, especially in terms of its ageing capacity.