The Poggio la Mozza Estate extends 55 hectares set in the rolling hills typical of Maremma between the City of Grosseto and the Tyrrhenian Sea. This Estate is the site of the Moris family's barrel room, where the best wines from both estates are refined in French oak. The restored farmhouse serves as the family's reception rooms and dining hall.
Poggio la Mozza is the Moris family's younger estate. Purchased in 1971, Gualtier Luigi Moris immediately began the planting of over 30 hectares of vines. In the beginning, the grapes from Poggio la Mozza were transported to the Poggetti Estate for vinification. But under the direction of son-in-law, Adolfo Parentini, a new cantina and barrel room was constructed at Poggio la Mozza in 1981 and since then, the estate has been dedicated exclusively to the production of wines under the DOCG Morellino di Scansano.
Since this particular piece of land was a new endeavor for the family, Adolfo had more freedom to experiment here as a young vintner and learned invaluable lessons regarding the production of quality wines. Furthermore, he went on to pioneer the DOCG Morellino di Scansano, along with few other producers, dedicating time and efforts towards codifying the traditions of this geographic area and creating wines that serve as pure expressions of Sangiovese as grown in the Scansano area. He also served as a founding member of the Consortium for the Protection of Morellino di Scansano.
Morellino di Scansano has since become a denomination celebrated across the globe for its freshness, ripe fruit, and subtle spice, the pride of Maremma!
The "Madonnina ", or statuette of the Virgin Mary, of Poggio la Mozza was built with passion and conviction by a faithful employee of the Moris family in 1999.
Poggio La Mozza lies entirely in the district of D.O.C.G. Morellino di Scansano. Its 35 hectares of vineyards are planted in sandy soils at an altitude of about 100 meters above sea level. This gives rise to red wines with soft, elegant tannins.
The Moris family produces two wines from the grapes grown at the Poggio la Mozza Estate:
Today, Maremma comprises the SouthWest portion of Tuscany within the Province of Grosseto. But traditionally, it was a much bigger geographical area stretching from northern Lazio until the southern confines of Livorno. Maremma is a territory rich in uncontaminated nature, vast forested area, and sun-drenched coastline.
The Moris family owns two different estates, one in Scansano named, "Poggio la Mozza" and the historic property near Massa Marittima, "the Poggetti Estate", both in their beloved Maremma. The two estates have notably different soil types and exposures which allows Morisfarms the versatility of creating a broad range of wines. The family's legacy in the area has endeared them to the local market due to their shared history of developing the land and sense of pride in their local products of the highest quality. To this day, the local market remains one of Morisfarms' strongest markets worldwide.
Though Sangiovese is the dominant grape across the two estates, different soil compositions of clay and sand allows the Moris family to create dynamic wines with distinct personalities and flavor profiles.