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

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    “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...

  • Syrah

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

  • Trebbiano

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

  • Vermentino

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

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