Italy – Tenuta di Morzano

About the Winery

Tenuta di Morzano is an estate founded in 1988. It is located in the municipality of Montespertoli, more precisely on the hill of Morzano from which it takes its name. The estate is a result of the union of several properties adjacent to the farm Nonno Nanni and annexed lands formerly belonging to Luciano and Nino Mignilli, for a total of approximately 140 hectares. The current owners of Tenuta di Morzano are Luciano Mignolli and his daughter Francesca. The vineyard is planted with Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Canaiolo, Shiraz, Colorino, Teroldego, Chardonnay, Malvasia and Trebbiano grapes. The aromas and flavors of Tuscan terroir reach their maximum expression thanks to a wise work in the vineyard and to the cooperation with one of the greatest leader of the world oenology, Dr. Riccardo Cotarella.The average annual production is about 160,000 bottles of which 105,000 between Chianti Docg and Chianti Montespertoli DOCG. Sangiovese is the absolute ruler of grapes in all red wines produced by the Estate and sometimes it is blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz. The terroir of Montespertoli can manage to mitigate the vehemence and the austerity of the vines that hosts giving them extraordinary harmony and elegance.

 

Wines

 

Morzano Bianco

Dry White wine:  85% Chardonnay, 10% Sauvignon Blanc, 2.5% Pinot Blanc, 2.5% Riesling.  Pale yellow, clear and bright wine.  The nose is intense aroma and finish with floral notes and hints of dried white fruit.  The mouth is full bodied, balanced, and soft and a good aromatic persistence.  Pleasant to drink, accompanies cocktails, appetizers and fish dishes.   “85 pts” Vini D’Italia.

Vino Chianti  

Dry red wine: Sangiovesse, Canaiolo, Trebbiano and Malvasia grapes.  This wine is produced following the ancient recipe:  it follows a wine fruity, fresh and tasty, which reflects the characteristics of the terroir.  Brilliant ruby red color, the nose is characterized by typical hints of violets and red fruit typical of Sangiovese.  Young and tasty, the taste is fresh, balanced and medium body with tannins balanced by a not to aggressive acidity.  Easy to drink, suitable to accompany daily dishes.  “86 pts.” Veronelli 2017

Morzano Il Quarto Reserva Chianti

Dry red wine: 80% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot, 5% Syrah.  This wine has a deep ruby red color; the nose is characterized by persistent hints of flowers, spices, and fruit.  Important structure, elegant and velvety, in mouth is soft and round.  The best grapes are intended for the Riserva since the harvest and their properties enrich with the passage in Barriques.  24 months in French Barriques.  “84 pts.” Veronelli 2017

Chianti Superiore Emilio

Dry red wine:  100% Sangiovese.  Sangiovese absolute ruler of grapes, the vineyard is more representative of the link with the territory, the ideal link between rural traditions and innovation:  the change in traditional oak barrels to smooth the impetuosity and to amplify the depth of flavor and aroma.  Elegent ruby red color.  The nose is intriguing, and comprising: the aroma of red fruits typical of the terroir of Montespertoli precedes hints of spice and herbaceous.  In the mouth expresses harmony and intensity, the tannin is softened with the passage of wood balanced and well proportioned.  Accompanies first courses with meat sauces tasty, red meat and game.  “89 pts.” Veronelli 2017