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.
2007, on the whole, was a good year from the meteorological point of view. Winter was quite mild with enough rainfall. In late March, temperatures dropped below average for the time of the year, nearing zero degrees. As for the rest of the year, temperatures were never scorching hot and there were good swings in temperature variation between night and day. A year of abundant rainfall, very even from the phenological point of view, with all growth stages performed as per given schedule (budbreak on the second week of April, flowering on the third week of May, veraison on the third week of July) and harvesting pushed forward a few days (early September). Good grape quality from both the sanitary and ripening point of view.