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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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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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Morellino Di Scansano on Snooth

  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Poliziano Losha Morellino di Scansano 2010

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    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • Principe Strozzi Morellino di Scansano 2011

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    Wine review by drtfb


  • 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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  • Morellino di Scansano DOCG 2013

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    Questo vino realizzato a partire da uve Sangiovese Piccolo, è un vino fresco e leggermente fruttato (ciliegia), un vino dal colore non troppo scuro, sorretto da una buona acidità, nel complesso equilibrato pur conservando una gradevole astringenza. Read More

    Wine review by Giorgio


  • I thought about that, too, Emark... that was my friend Peter's nickname ... there's less expensive Morellino di Scansano and the other wines from that part of Tuscany.  So, without knowing more, let me suggest Erik Banti's Carato, a very inexpensive and tasty (and pretty darn typical) Sangio based blend. If you can find it on sale, how about C... Read More

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  • Emark, you sat through Beethoven's Fifth twice?  I could research, ... ... had a really good 2009 Morellino di Scansano from Erik Banti--it's a Sangio from a less-well-known area of Tuscany.  That was Monday.  I first learned about that wine at VinItaly the day I met GregT in person for the first time, and EricGuido was there, too, with the p... Read More

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  • Poggio Al Lupo Morellino di Scansano Tuscany 2011

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    The wine is a lighter color in the glass, but still consistent with a primarily Sangiovese based wine, with bright ruby along the edges. The nose is a complex bouquet of rich black fruit, ripe plum, blackberries and cassis along with some earthy notes of leather and oak. The taste is quite nice, with a blast of fruit up front that easily trans... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Poggio Argentiera Sangiovese Blend Morellino di Scansano Bellamarsilia 2008

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    Fresh red cherry fruit, with a little sweetness, and nice Asian spice notes. The palate is well balanced, with bright red cherry and raspberry, some minerality, good balance and a spicy bite. This wine is complete and satisfying, while being very subtle about it. Excellent QPR. Look for their basic Morellino as well for another great value. Read More

    Wine review by 141389Bob Fyke 141389 Bob Fyke


  • Mantellassi Morellino di Scansano le Sentinelle Riserva 2008

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    Floral, spiced, black cherry and nice power on the nose, with aromatic wood notes and flinty Earth. Dark brambles are prominent on the palate, with black cherry extract and red raspberry notes as well. Delicious acidity, fennel, dusty tannins, and good balance fill out the rest. The finish has some length, showing cedar, dried herbs and meat, an... Read More

    Wine review by 141389Bob Fyke 141389 Bob Fyke


  • Roccapesta Morellino di Scansano DOCG Riserva Calestaia 2007

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    Wine review by passaponti srl


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