This is the great wine of Castello Nipozzano, from the vineyard Mormoreto planted in 1976. The first vintage was from the 1983 harvest, and since then it has only been produced in the most favourable years. It was not produced from the harvests of 1984, 1987, 1989, 1992, 1998 and 2002. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot, planted 150 years ago, have, over time, formed an intimate bond with this terroir and now bring out all of its unique qualities. Mormoreto is a wine of great depth, opulent and refined, that you can cellar for many years.
Winter 2014 was noteworthy for higher than average temperatures, while spring’s mild climate contributed to an early budding of the grapevines. A particularly crips summer with well distributed rains brought the growing season back to its normal progression, while heat waves at the end of July and beginning of August positively affected the veraison. The temperature differences between night and day supported a gradual ripening of the fruit.
The wine presents itself with an impenetrably intense ruby colour and a complex nose: red fruits such as blackberry and raspberry meetbitter almond and fig jam, which are balanced by spiced notes of roasted coffee bean, cocoa butte and a light touch of vanilla. 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, such as blueberries, are present alongside those of blackberry jam.
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