The "Morellino" DOC appellation and the production regulations for our area's red wine were officially introduced in 1978, but the tradition of winemaking dates back to the time of the Etruscans.
In 1813 the Mayor of the Scansano township sent a letter to the Vice Prefect of Grosseto declaring that the previous year's wine production in the Scansano area had reached 554,000 liters.
Some of them being of superior quality. "The wines of Magliano, Pereta and Scansano are excellent; few areas produce such exquisite quality wine....", wrote G. Barabino in 1884 in a study on agricultural development in the Grosseto province. From the 2007 vintage our Morellino di Scansano "Mentore" has obtained the highest national recognition for a wine: "Denominazine di Origine Controllata e Garantita" (DOCG).
TECHNICAL DATA SHEET
GRAPES: 85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Ciliegiolo
ORIGIN: Magliano in Toscana
VINEYARD: Hillside with calcareous volcanic tufa soil. Grape yield: 8,000 kg per hectare
VINIFICATION: Traditional red wine vinification in stainless steel tanks
AGING AND FINISHING in stainless steel tanks, followed by a few months of bottle aging
|2014||2 bicchieri||Gambero rosso|
|2011||2 bicchieri||Gambero Rosso|
|2011||Menzione speciale Vino Quotidiano||Slow Wine|
|2011||Oscar qualità/prezzo vini entro i 10 €||Berebene|