In the world of wine one speaks of the past, the present and the future.
In this case we are looking at the past, at the year 2009 when we resumed production of the Castello di Morcote wine. A wine that was aged in barriques and was then bottled directly in our cellars, which maintain naturally a constant temperature and perfect humidity.
As far as the present is concerned, during the month of May we bottled the first 75 ml Bordeaux and we thought it was the ideal moment to ask our oenologist, Michele Conceprio, his opinion regarding this vintage: ” The 2009 vintage reflects the organoleptic characteristics of the grape’s maturation which was consistently regular: as a matter of fact the wine’s color is a deep ruby red. In its aroma we find a hint of fresh fruit which hides a complex sensation. There is a touch of vanilla in its taste, combined with a hint of fat which is due to the optimal level of sugary substance. A particular Bouquet that reflects the soil’s rich porphyry characteristics. The palate can sense the phenolic balance between the tannins and the anthocyanins and is supported by good acidity; this is synonymous with longevity! Those who do not usually venture into the technical language of wine-making need to know that the good persistence and the characteristics described above, over the years, will create a wine that will enable us to appreciate the peculiarities of the Castello di Morcote terroir which is particular and unique in the Ticino Region.”
We can thus consider 2009 as an exceptional year for the Castello di Morcote: not only due to its quality but also due to the context in which it was aged and bottled. This brings us back to the traditional way in which the Bordeaux wine is created: directly in the castle, which reinforces the profound links between wine, land and history that portray its identity.
As for the future, you can finally taste our wine, be it in the numerous restaurants and wine cellars where it is found on the wine list or directly at home, perhaps accompanied by some delicious meat or cheese.