Mormoreto - 2013



Toscana, IGT


Mormoreto is a historic wine produced by Castello Nipozzano, 35km north east of Florence. A symbol of Tuscan winemaking traditions, this wine maintains specific ties with the style of its lands.


Vintage Report

Winter 2013 was characterised by cold days with temperatures falling below 0°C and infrequent but significant snowfalls. Spring was cool with rain showers that were well-distributed throughout the season. Summer was particularly cool when compared to the seasonal averages, but heat waves at the end of July and the first ten days in August favoured veraison. The temperature difference between day and night aided the gradual ripening process.


Terroir and environmental conditions

Estate and vineyard location: Mormoreto vineyard, Pelago
ALTITUDE from 250m to 300m (from 820 to 985 feet)
SOIL TYPE 1) terrain rich in sand, well drained. Fair presence of calcium. PH neutral or slightly alkaline. 2) terrain of limstone, rich in clay and very well supplied with calcium. “White” grounds. Rich in surface stones, PH alkaline.
PLANTING DENSITY Over 5,800 vines per hectare
TRAINING SYSTEM Spurred cordon
Vineyard average age Average over 15 years

Technical Information

Variety Largely Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Sangiovese, with a touch of Petit Verdot
Alcohol by volume 14,5%
Length of maceration on the skins Each variety ferments and macerates separately for 35 days in stainless steel at temperatures below 35°C (95°F), followed by 20 days of maceration on the skins.
Malolactic fermentation Immediately following initial fermentation
Maturation method Hand-split oak barrels, partly new and partly once-used
Length of maturation 24 months in partly new and partly once-used oak barrels, followed by a further 6 months in the bottle
Bottle formats 0,375lt – 0,750lt – 1,5 Magnum – 3,0 Doppio Magnum – 6,0 Imperiale – 18,0 Melchior

Tasting Notes

The wine presents itself with an impenetrably intense ruby colour and a complex nose: red fruits such as blackberry and raspberry meet the balanced floral notes of bergamot and the spiced ones of bitter cocoa, cocoa butter, roasted coffee bean, light vanilla, cloves, jasmine and grey tea.
In the mouth the wine is fresh, complex, persistent and balanced. The tannins blend well with the body resulting in a wine that is velvety to the palate. The acidic component is noteworthy and joins elegantly with the alcoholic content. Notes of mixed berries, black and raspberry, and a light liquorish note accompany a peaty whisky, tobacco and vanilla finish.

Serving suggestions

Terrific partner with any long-cooked meat dish, such as marinades, pot roasts, and stews. Delicious with aged cheeses.


A unique territory for a great Cru

The Mormoreto vineyard is situated in a small enclave south-east of the estate, where different soils and microclimate conditions coexist and perfectly comply with the present varieties

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