Morellino di Scansano
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Morellino di Scansano, an up and coming southern Tuscan DOC, is part of the coastal Maremma viticultural area which found fame in the 1970s through Bolgheri's super-Tuscan stars like Ornellaia and Sassicaia.
Located in the province of Grosetto, the core of Morellino di Scansano's vines lie in a 300-500m elevated coastal range around the towns of Scansano and Magliano. Although the quality of the region's wines was first noted in the 19th century the region was not officially classified until 1992.
The region has become synonymous with a more modern, lower acidity, black cherry expression of Tuscan Sangiovese (aka Morellino) helped by some of Italy's most up to date equipment and latest technology.
Recommended producer: Poggio Nibbiale