MORELLINO DI SCANSANO DOCG

This red wine comes from the southern part of Tuscany and it is made mostly with Sangiovese, which locally is called “Morellino”, and 15% Merlot. The vineyards are located on a hill at 250 metres on the sea level not far from the Tyrrhenian sea, with a very particular micro climate: long, sunny and bright days, cooler nights freshened by the sea breeze. All these factors contribute to a well structured and balanced wine with soft tannins and a very lively acidity. Even if the making of Morellino goes back for centuries its approach is very modern and pleasant.

Vinification

Before the regular fermentation the grapes were subjected to a cold prefermentative maceration which consists in cooling the grapes at a temperature of 16°C. This process increases the extraction of polyphenols and aroma compounds. The alcoholic fermentation lasted 12/13 days at a controlled temperature of 27°-28°C. This wine had about 6 months of refinement in small/medium oak barrels and stainless steel vats.

Sensory analysis

Colour: ruby red with purple hues.
Bouquet: red berries, cherry, scents of myrtle and Mediterranean scrub.
Taste: warm with round tannins, savoury, fresh and vibrant with a touch of green tobacco in the finish.

Food Combination

Perfect for roasted and grilled meats, for the traditional wild boar casserole dish and for seasoned cheeses. This wine even breaks the rules and becomes an excellent match for fish soups and any fish cooked with spices and tomato sauce.

Serving Temperature

18°C.

Capacity of Ageing

4-5 years.

Conservation and Storage

Keep the bottle horizontally in a dark place at a temperature of 12°-14°C.


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