Morisfarms

Morisfarms is a benchmark producer located in the Maremma, in southwest Tuscany.  The Moris family, originally from Spain, settled in the area in the early 1700s and became landowners and agriculturalists.  They originally produced cereals, fruits, vegetables, and made charcoal from nearly 6,000 hectares of land, hence the plural "Farms" in their name. Starting in 1990, the Moris family shifted their focus from mixed agriculture to winemaking, and vine replanting began in earnest, more than doubling the vine density from 2500 plants per hectare to 5100.   
 

Today, the estate is divided into two sites, Poggio la Mozza (34 hectares of vines in the Morellino di Scansano appellation) and Tenuta Poggetti (37 hectares of vines, located 50km northwest in the Monteregio di Massa Marittima zone). Plantings are primarily Sangiovese with a small percentage dedicated to Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, and Vermentino.  Seven different clones of Sangiovese are used in order to achieve varying color, perfume, structure, and harvest times. The estate is under the cautious eye of Dr. Adolfo Parentini and his son Giulio, husband and son of Caterina Moris, along with consulting winemaker Attilio Pagli.  It considered by many as one of the top producers in the Maremma year in and year out.  Average yearly production is 300,000 bottles.