Le Macchiole Messorio 2013

Le Macchiole Messorio 2013

SKU 11356


Messorio, which was born in 1994, is our personal interpretation of one of the grape varieties most commonly grown in the Bolgheri area: Merlot. The name Messorio refers to the ancient Tuscan practice of wheat harvesting, the most important time of the year in our countryside: once it meant wheat, now, to us, it is all about grape harvesting. A generous grape variety, perfect for the typical Bolgherese wine blends, but tricky and difficult when made into a single varietal wine. Currently considered to be one of Italy's most representative Merlot-based wines, Messorio is very complex and elegant and evolves beautifully in the bottle year by year.
Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Tuscany
Brand Le Macchiole
Alcohol/vol 15%
  • wa98

Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Messorio is a truly divine creation that puts Merlot on a well-deserved pedestal. This is a complete wine that accurately doses out its intensity and persistence with stopwatch precision. Dark fruit, blackberry, spice, leather, tar and tobacco are folded together into a homogeneous whole. The wine is supported by finely integrated tannins with lovely dark fruit flavors and beautifully plush textural richness. Thanks to the vintage warmth, the 2013 vintage is similar to 2011. But this current release presents a more delineated sense of freshness that holds it firmly stitched together. The finish is succulent and beautifully layered. Some 10,500 bottles were produced. This is a stunning wine that will not fade for decades to come.

Monica Larner, October 28, 2016
  • ws96

Wine SpectatorAn impressive array of plum, cherry, vanilla, toast and stone flavors are the hallmarks of this powerful yet polished red, showing excellent concentration and purity matched to freshness and length. There is a sense of youthful harmony that should improve as this mellows with time. Merlot. Best from 2020 through 2038. 91 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, December 31, 2017
  • we93

Wine EnthusiastMade from 100% Merlot grapes, this boasts ripe red berry, cassis, espresso, vanilla and chopped mint aromas. The densely concentrated palate doles out ripe cassis, licorice, tobacco and sage flavors, blanketed in velvety tannins. Drink through 2022.

Kerin O'Keefe, April 1, 2017