The story of a dream and 1,000 silver florins
This great Tuscan cru owes its existence to the genius of Vittorio, an ancestor of the Frescobaldi family. Vittorio had a dream: to transform Tuscany into a land of noble wines. In 1855, he had the intuition to bring to Italy grape varieties unknown there at the time: cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and cabernet franc. With 1,000 florins, he began his project. Unfortunately, he himself did not have enough time to reap the fruits of his labours. More than a century of time and patience is necessary before the vines perfectly acclimatize. Mormoreto was finally born in 1983, from the vineyard of the same name. To taste it is to discover that Vittorio’s ancient dream was fulfilled. Mormoreto is composed of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot
The legend of a wine that the wind brings forth
Mormoreto is a vineyard lying in an ideal site. Its grapes, which go into this noble cru wine, display a wealth of aromas and fragrances that showcase the distinctive character of this terroir so well-suited to viticulture. But there is an element of magic in every great wine, some mysterious element that creates its legend. This is quite true in the case of Mormoreto in particular. Right where the vineyard lies, winds from the Consuma Pass encounter the milder breeze from the Sieve valley, producing a current of air that moves the vine leaves, a stream rich with sounds and musical notes.