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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  • Trebbiano

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

  • Sangiovese

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Vermentino

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Ugni Blanc

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

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  • Villa Patrizia

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

  • Poggio Nibbiale

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  • Tralcio Antico Morellino di Scansano 2017


    I bought this bottle of wine from a little shop near the hotel I stayed in when ... ... by the Piccini company. Morellino di Scansano was created a DOC in 1978 and upgraded to a DOCG in 2007 and refers to red wines made of at least 85% sangiovese [a grape called morellino in this area] from around the village of Scansano in the coastal part of... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Mazzei Tenuta Belguardo Bronzone Morellino di Scansano Riserva 2015


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • I went to Italy at the weekend as one of my nephews decided to get married to ... to ... Barbera D'Asti,a Morellino di Scansano. and a Trentino Muller Thurgau. The fourth bottle is a Bonardo made by Villa Maggi. I do not pretend to know a lot about Italian wine but I am sure I will enjoy th Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?

  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?

  • 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

  • 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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