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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 story of a dream and 1,000 silver florins
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.
The legend of a wine that the wind brings forth

The Meaning behind the Label

The silver Mormoreto label pays homage to a farsighted ancestor of the family and his revolutionary idea in the middle of the 1800s to produce a great Tuscan wine. In 1855 he invested 1,000 silver florin coins to plant the first Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vines in Tuscany, today the basis for Mormoreto. At the center of the Mormoreto label is the coat of arms of the Albizi family giving off silver rays in memory of the fame and notoriety of the Florentine family. The crest recalls the marriage between Leonia degli Albizi and Angiolo Frescobaldi, that in 1800 united these two historic Florentine families. 

Estate wines in Tuscany

The Frescobaldi Estates are located in some of the most highly praised and famous areas of Tuscany: Chianti Rufina, Montalcino, Pomino, Colli Fiorentini and Maremma Toscana.
Each estate has an independent production with its own dedicated personnel and agronomists.

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Castello di Nipozzano
Thanks to the perfect balance of altitude, soil and a cool, ventilated microclimate, the different varietals enjoy ideal conditions for perfect growth, and produce wines of harmonious character and great longevity. The vineyard of Mormoreto is the best example of the exclusive marriage of nature and the work of man.
Castello di Pomino
Its vineyards are placed at the highest altitudes in Tuscany, up to 737 metres, and enjoy a fresh and well-ventilated microclimate. Here, in 1855 grape varieties were introduced that were unusual at that time such as Chardonnay and Pinot Nero. After a century and a half, these varieties have found their ideal habitat and produce wines of extraordinary elegance, finesse and minerality.
Castel Giocondo
The vineyards are found at the perfect altitude between 300 and 400 metres with well-drained soils and sunny, favorable southwest exposure. In the vineyards extreme care is given to the vines. High density and low production make a great Brunello of elegant texture and marvelous longevity.
Tenuta di Castiglioni
The fertile and varied soils are composed of both rock and clay, ideal conditions for the cultivation of the elegant Sangiovese, as well as for the robust and vivacious Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. All of the vineyards on the estate enjoy a warm and dry microclimate with afternoon breezes that arrive from the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Tenuta dell'Ammiraglia
The estate is located in Magliano in the heart of the Maremma region of Tuscany, its vineyards painting evocative geometric patterns in the hills leading to the Tyrrhenian coast. In this area the amount of sun and reflected light reach the highest levels and together with the marine breezes create particularly favourable growing conditions.
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