My memories date back to 2 March, 2012, when our first grand daughter, Hava, was born. To celebrate her birth, we opened a bottle of 2007 Mormoreto instead of Champagne. Family and friends made a toast for Hava.
The varietal breakdown of Mormoeto 2007 is quite interesting: 60% Caberet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot.
The vines are 20 years old and rise to 1000 feet altitude. The soil, according to the Frescobaldi family is the key to the wine. In this case, the soil Mormoreto is grown on is considered the best on the vineyard.
According to Frescobaldi folklore, the first Super Tuscan planted on their property was in 1855, possibly the first in Tuscany. From 1855 to present day, the Frescobaldi family found the formula that works. At the dinner, the words we used to describe the wine were: layers of aroma of smoke, earth, vanilla, strawberries, blackberries and violets. The intoxicating flavors on the palate exploded with upfront sweet fruit, strawberry, mint and smoke followed by expressive tannins that created a long, fruity, lingering finish.
What I learned at the dinner was the philosophy of the Frescobaldi family: The goal of the company is to use the land to produce the highest quality wines in Tuscany and to sell the wines at reasonable prices.
It is time for you to try a bottle of Mormoreto and experience what wine is all about.