Mormoraia

(SAN GIMIGNANO) Mormoraia produces wines in San Gimignano, in the province of Siena, in Tuscany. Of great interest are the elegant white wines Vernaccia di San Gimignano, but also red wines such as ‘Trochus’ Chianti Colli Senesi, ‘Yulus’ Syrah, the Bordeaux cut ‘Mytilus’ and many others.

The Story of Mormoraia

The Mormoraia company is located in San Gimignano, in the province of Siena, in Tuscany.

The view here is dominated by the medieval village of San Gimignano, surrounded by the rolling Tuscan hills embellished by the vineyards, olive trees and cypresses of the Val d’Elsa.

As is well known, the most beautiful places are often also the most suitable for the production of wines. And it is in fact here that in 1980 the Milanese entrepreneur Pino Passoni and his wife Franca decided to renovate the old convent ‘La Mormoraia’ and recover the vineyards of the estate to produce traditional Tuscan wines.

In particular Vernaccia di San Gimignano: the first white wine certified DOC in 1966, boasts a tradition dating back to the Middle Ages, when it was asked in abundance to cheer the Medici banquets.

In 1995 the Passoni family inaugurated the farmhouse and the first Mormoraia winery. Since 2012, his son Alessandro coordinates the company and, assisted by his parents, reorganized it by converting it into organic and transforming the farmhouse into an elegant Bed u0026 Breakfast, also introducing a sauna, Turkish bath and a restaurant that promotes the Tuscan gastronomic tradition.

Terroir dei vini di Mormoraia

Mormoraia today has over 100 hectares, of which 30 hectares are planted with vines and produces Tuscan wines obtained both from native vines, such as Vernaccia di San Gimignano and Sangiovese, and from international vines such as Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

The vineyards boast the typical subsoils of San Gimignano: marine origin dating back to the Pliocene which makes the soil particularly rich in mineral micronutrients, composed of layers of clay, sand and fossil shells.

These conditions are ideal for giving great flavor, depth and complexity to wines, in which iodized and salty sensations echo. The hilly altitudes that oscillate around 300-350 meters, on the other hand, favor good temperature ranges, providential for the fineness of the aromas of the grapes.

These pedoclimatic characteristics of the Mormoraia vineyards are extremely favorable for an excellent ripening of the grapes, and for the production of wines with great structure, strength and character, especially for Vernaccia di San Gimignano.

Philosophy of Mormoraia wines

Famiglia Passoni

Respect for the environment and biodiversity are certainly two fundamental elements in the production of Mormoraia wines, which in fact boasts an entirely certified organic production.

The use of oak barrels wants to embellish but not mask the varietal character of the vines, a decidedly modern approach. In addition, the use of cold maceration, refinement on fine lees and temperature-controlled fermentations are adopted by Mormoraia to maximize and preserve the expressive potential and clarity of the varietal aromas. Good planting density, quality viticulture, low yields in the vineyard and rigorous manual selection are further choices skillfully undertaken to bring only the best perfectly ripe grapes to the cellar.

These are essential prerequisites for not having to intervene with invasive corrective measures during the winemaking phase and letting the grapes become a sincere narrator of the territory of origin, in its specific pedoclimatic and different vintages.

Wines of Mormoraia

Respect for the environment and biodiversity are certainly two fundamental elements in the production of Mormoraia wines, which in fact boasts an entirely certified organic production.

The use of oak barrels wants to embellish but not mask the varietal character of the vines, a decidedly modern approach. In addition, the use of cold maceration, refinement on fine lees and temperature-controlled fermentations are adopted by Mormoraia to maximize and preserve the expressive potential and clarity of the varietal aromas. Good planting density, quality viticulture, low yields in the vineyard and rigorous manual selection are further choices skillfully undertaken to bring only the best perfectly ripe grapes to the cellar.

These are essential prerequisites for not having to intervene with invasive corrective measures during the winemaking phase and letting the grapes become a sincere narrator of the territory of origin, in its specific pedoclimatic and different vintages.

All wines of great character, which balance olfactory finesse, flavor and richness on the palate. The testimony, once again, of the great expressive potential of the San Gimignano terroir.

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Information & Contacts Mormoraia

Adress: Località S. Andrea, 53037 San Gimignano SI
Tel: +39 0577 940096
Web Site: www.mormoraia.it
Hospitality: www.wbhotel.it/mormoraia-booking
e-mail: info@mormoraia.it
Direct Tasting: YES, guided tours with the possibility of having lunch at the restaurant
Direct sales: YES