“Cà d’Morissio” is a selection which was begun in the early 1980’s using an old clone of the Michét subvariety of Nebbiolo which was already present in the MONPRIVATO vineyard, having been derived itself from a previous selection carried out by my father Giuseppe at the end of the ’50s on a Michét clone planted by my grandfather Maurizio in the early twenties. A clone of Michét with more than half a century of acclimatisation to the particular terroir and microclimate of the MONPRIVATO vineyard.
In 1983, having made several great Barolos from Monprivato, Mauro began replanting a two-acre section of the vineyard, using a Nebbiolo clone originally planted in Monprivato in 1921 by his grandfather Morissio. Mauro theorized that this clone—of the Michét subvariety had become uniquely adapted to the Monprivato terroir. Mauro’s goal was to produce a super-riserva Barolo called Cà d’Morissio.
The wine is super classy and intense and balanced with great length.