Le Sentinelle : Morellino di Scansano DOCG Riserva

Le Sentinelle is the top of the line in Fattoria Mantellassi’s Morellino di Scansano D.O.C. production. It takes its name from the 2.5 ha hillside vineyard where the grapes are grown.
This wine is produced with Morellino grapes: an autoctonous Sangiovese clone which gave its name to the DOC appellation.
In cooperation with the Vivai Cooperativi Rauscedo, Fattoria Mantellassi carried out a clonal selection of the Morellino variety in the Le Sentinelle vineyard.
Thanks to this initiative, the three Sangiovese-Morellino clones in Italy were officially recognized for the first time.

TECHNICAL DATA SHEET

GRAPES: 85% Sangiovese, 15% Alicante
ORIGIN: Magliano in Toscana
VINEYARD: Hillside with calcareous volcanic tufa soil.Grape yield: 5,000 kilos per hectare
VINIFICATION: Grapes are carefully selected. A traditional red wine vinification in small capacity tanks with prolonged maceration on the skins follows
AGING AND FINISHING: 20 months in French oak barriques, followed by several months of bottle aging

2013 92/100 James Suckling
2012 91/100 James Suckling
2012 Bronze Decanter World Wine Awards
2011 91/100 James Suckling
2011 4 Stelle Touring Club Italiano
2010 90/100 Veronelli
2009 90/100 Veronelli
2009 4 Grappoli Bibenda
2008 4 Grappoli Bibenda
2008 1 Bicchiere Gambero Rosso
2006 90/100 Wine Spectator
2004 90/100 Wine Spectator
1997 90/100 Wine Spectator