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Le Macchiole Messorio 2006

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Messorio, which was born in 1994, is our personal interpretation of one of the grape varieties most commonly grown in the Bolgheri area: Merlot. The name Messorio refers to the ancient Tuscan practice of wheat harvesting, the most important time of the year in our countryside: once it meant wheat, now, to us, it is all about grape harvesting. A generous grape variety, perfect for the typical Bolgherese wine blends, but tricky and difficult when made into a single varietal wine. Currently considered to be one of Italy's most representative Merlot-based wines, Messorio is very complex and elegant and evolves beautifully in the bottle year by year.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Brand Le Macchiole
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Wine AdvocateThe 2006 Messorio (Merlot) is off the charts. This extraordinary wine possesses a breathtaking combination of super-ripe fruit that has been achieved with remarkable freshness, vibrancy and clarity. There is superb transparency to the wine's fruit, along with a sublime finish that lasts forever. Ideally a few years of cellaring are called for, but readers will have a hard time exercising such patience. This profound Messorio from proprietor Cinzia Merli and oenologist Luca D'Attoma left me speechless. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2026.

Antonio Galloni, August 30, 2009
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Wine SpectatorFresh herb and black olive aromas evolve into dark fruits and flowers. This is full-bodied, with chewy, polished tannins and lots of new wood, but there's plenty of fruit underneath. Opulent and powerful, verging on blockbuster. An extreme style of Merlot. Best after 2014. 670 cases made.

James Suckling, October 31, 2009