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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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, ...

  • 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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  • Villa Patrizia

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

  • Poggio Nibbiale

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

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  • Principe Strozzi Morellino di Scansano 2011


    No written review

    Wine review by drtfb

  • Morellino di Scansano DOCG 2013


    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


    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


    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


    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

  • Bruni Morellino di Scansano Marteto 2008


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    Wine review by mark

  • Predisposed to big, jammy, layered wines. I love California Zins (especially Paso Robles and Russian River areas). Argentina for Malbec, Spain for Rioja Riserva, and Italy for Primitivo, Nebbiolo, Gattinara and great finds among Aglianico, Maremma and Morellino di Scansano.  On the lighter side, afternoon quaffs can include terrific Prosecco, ni... Read More

    Forum post in the topic So much wine, so little time!

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