Maremma Toscana | Grosseto (Italia)

“The territory of the vineyards, before being cultivated with wheat,
was completely covered with Mediterranean scrub.
Dicioccatori, in XIX century, were groups of woodcutters called for extracting
roots (ciocco) after cutting trees.”



Description

This Morellino di Scansano DOCG wine is extremely linked to the territory. It is produced mainly with Sangiovese grapes coming from vineyards located between the district of Grosseto and Magliano in Toscana.

Technical characteristics

Variety: Sangiovese 85%, Cabernet Sauvignon 15%.
Altitude: 150 – 180 meters above sea level
Vineyard exposure: mainly south-east
Soil type: sandy soil with a skeleton of sandstone, the ground is rather homogeneous
Growing system: spur pruned cordon
Plant density: 5680 plants/ha
Yeld /hectare: 8/9 t
Harvest period: between mid- and late September
Harvest: Grapes were harvested between mid- and late September, after repeated tastings, when arrived at perfect phenolic ripeness.
Vinification: Grapes, once reached the cellar, were gently de-stemmed and left to ferment in stainless steel tanks at a constant temperature of 30 ° C.
Aging: Once the wine is separated from skins, it was immediately put in French oak barriques of 2.25 hl where it remained for 12 months. After the filtration process, the wine is bottled and continues its aging process for further 12 months.

Tasting notes

This wine shows an intense ruby red color, a sophisticated bouquet of red fruits combined in a perfect spicy amalgam, the taste is smooth with a long persistence of ripe red fruits.