Frescobaldi, Mormoreto 750ml 2013

Italy, Tuscany
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Largely Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Sangiovese, with a touch of Petit Verdot

This is the great wine of the Castello, from the vineyard Mormoreto planted in 1976. The first vintage was from the 1983 harvest, and since then has been produced only in the most favourable years. It was not produced from the harvests of 1984, 1987, 1989, 1992, 1998 or 2002. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, 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. It is a wine of great depth, opulent and refined, that you can cellar for many years.

Tasting notes:
'This wine follows its own distinct philosophy that marries it into the school of super Tuscan wines, and not the Chianti Rufina appellation where it is born. The 2013 Mormoreto is a bend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot that seems intent on escaping from its small town roots. It shows much bigger aspirations. This is a thick and succulent red wine with dark plum, blackberry, chocolate and exotic spice. The mouthfeel is lasting and powerful.' – Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, 91/100

'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.' – Winemaker

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 welldistributed 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.

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Bottle Size 750ml
Style Red
Country Italy
Rating WA 91
Price R950.00
Producer Frescobaldi
Region Tuscany
Variety Bordeaux Blend
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