Morellino di Scansano

Some people argue that the wine that best embodies the expression of true Sangiovese is found in the heart of the Tuscan Maremma in the Morellino di Scansano area. Here Sangiovese is generally aged in oak barrels of second and third passage because of the smoother character of its tannins favored by the hot and dry climate of the Maremma that often results in an over maturation of the grapes. Morellino di Scansano was awarded a DOCG (controlled and guarantied appellation) status in 2007 confirming the area’s high standards of quality and “typicite”.

written by Gabriel Riel-Salvatore