Il Grillesino, Morellino di Scansano – Bolgheri (75cl) DOGC Tuscany
Appellation: Morellino di Scansano
Grape: 100% Sangiovese
Producer: Bolgheri may have claimed the Cabernet crown in this maritime part of
southern Tuscany known as Maremma, but Scansano remains its most
promising zone for Sangiovese. Azienda Il Grillesino was founded in
1999, specialising in the local clone of Sangiovese, known as Morellino,
as well as the local variety Ciliegiolo. The estate now consists of three
vineyards: eleven hectares in Grancia, fifteen hectares in Magliano, and
a new seventeen-hectare development next to the winery.
Vineyard:The soil of Scansano is more acidic than that of Chianti, which gives a
correspondingly less acidic, rounder wine. The grapes are selected from
vineyards in the Magliano and Maremma areas.
Winery: The wine underwent a fifteen-day temperature-controlled fermentation
with gentle extraction, and was bottle unoaked and unfiltered in the
spring following the vintage.
Taste: A wine of intense coulour, full bodied, a generous flavour with hint of
blackberry and blackcurrant to the nose and an attractive spicy aroma.
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