This is the great wine of the Castello - from the vineyard of the same name 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 1986, 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 yet refined, and cellars for many years.
GRAPE VARIETY 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot
TASTING NOTES Mormoreto is an intense purple red with violetundertones. The nose opens with hints of iodine, black currants and cherry jam, interwoven with complex spices like vanilla, cinnamon and juniper joined by notes of almond. Mild sensations of eucalyptus then dried rose. Important tannins but silken. At the finish Mormoreto is balanced, intense long and persistent.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS Terrific partner with any long-cooked meat dish, such as marinades, pot roasts, and stews. Delicious with aged cheeses.