Morellino Di Scansano Wine


Morellino di Scansano is a region on the Maremma coast in Tuscany, Italy. The wine is produced around the hills of the town of Scansano, where the Sangiovese grape is given the name Morellino, meaning “little dark or brown one.” This is either due to the color of the grape itself, or perhaps that it matches the color of the local breed of horses, the Marmmano. Wines have been produced here for centuries, with written documents dating back into the late 19th century. A combination of the higher altitudes and volcanic soils differentiates this strain of the grape than those grown further inland, with softer tannins and less acidic characteristics. Morellino di Scansano was awarded DOC status in 1978 and its higher DOCG classification in 2007. 
The wines are required to be at least 85% Morellino, with the remaining 15% varietals such as Mammolo, Canaiolo, Alicante, Malvasia Nero, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and/or Ciliegiolo. There are some releases that are 100% Morellino Read more »

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  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Trebbiano

    History of the grape: Trebbiano is one of the world’s most widely planted white grape varietals, not only for wines, ...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Ugni Blanc

    Because so many Italian varieties are known as Trebbiano, its history is unclear. It may be named after the river Tre...

  • Vermentino

    History of the grape: Little concrete history is known about Vermentino except that it has recently been identified a...

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  • Poggio Nibbiale

    It is our aim to produce wine we would rather like to drink than to sell, a wine which is indepen...

  • Villa Patrizia

    In the 1960s, Romeo Bruni and wife Maria Cinelli purchased 14 hectares (35 acres) of superb soil ...

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  • Sorta like a couple of the pinot's we drank tonight.  Morellino di Scansano wines are generally like that, I feel, and particularly good with food. Read More

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  • We're enjoying a really nice Tuscan red from the Morellino di Scansano DOCG that the CFO brought home from her Italy trip in 2014. This is all or mostly sangiovese with a light perfumed nose. On the tongue this is a fairly light, crisp and refreshing with red fruit, fairly fined grain but obvious tannins and medium acidity. Not very complex but ... Read More

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  • "The Leonetti Sangiovese is probably more of a novelty item Jack. It's ... ... Classico for less and Morellino di Scansano for much less and of quality that's probably as good. So if you're going to have to charge over $30/bottle, do you plant Sangiovese?But I love the people who do.To the OP - I guess it really depends on where you are. There... Read More

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  • La Mora Morellino di Scansano 2012


    Surprisingly fruty wine, persistent and smooth, with mouthwatering acidity. Read More

    Wine review by bobvree

  • I am finishing a bottle of  La Mora Morellino di Scansano 2012, that I open last night to drink it with some pork ribs. Incredibly fruity.The in-laws didn't appreciated as much as I do.  Read More

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  • D--They are impressive, those Chianina.  The Chiangus are interesting, ... IMO, was a 2013 Argentiara Morellino di Scansano; the markup as a percentage was probably huge, but the wine is such a good deal to begin with that I think the $44 was well spent, as I wouldn't have found anything else under $70 that I liked as much.  Next time, I'll pr... Read More

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  • Fattoria le Pupille Morellino di Scansano 2012


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    Wine review by invinoveritas78

  • Hello, I like wine. I'm originally from the UK though I've lived ... ... reds are Nero di Troia, Morellino di Scansano, and Salice Salentino.I'm also a fan of Sauternes which is what led me here in my search for discovering which to get from my local supermarket; a 2003 or a 2005. Call me Richar Read More

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  • Unfortunately, the place with the best wine selection in Vegas is Total Wine ... ... I had 2009 Erik Banti Morellino di Scansano Riserva "Ciabatta."  At Vinitaly in NYC a few years ago, GregT got me into the tasting (met EricG there, too), and the focus was on Morellino.  Most of the wines were fine but not that exciting, but I remembered lik... Read More

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  • Poliziano Losha Morellino di Scansano 2010


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    Wine review by MrRiesling

  • I am looking for 2009 morellino di scansano poggia ameno. This was my favorite from a trip to Rome . Wondering how to get it shipped to Us but having trouble even finding it.

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