Mormoraia

Italy, Tuscany
http://www.mormoraia.it/en/

Alessandro Passoni is the second generation here to run this beautiful estate since his father bought the old convent back in 1980 and started to regenerate the vineyards. The name comes from the property's religious history as a convent, with the murmur of the nuns as they recited their prayers that once emanated from the walls like a 'Mormoraia'. Pino Passoni and his wife Franca passed over the reins to their children in 2012 and the farm has been worked organically since 2013. This is an estate on the move with energy and ever better practices in the vineyards and clever gentle work in the cellar. The results are great and these wines get better and better!

Alessandro Passoni of La Mormoraia added Marco Bernabei as consulting enologist this year (2015). This estate is located 300 meters above sea level and has tufo clay limestone soils. Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate (www.robertparker.com)