The first bottle of Morellino di Scansano dates back to 1981, only a few years after the DOC had been created in 1978.This wine gets its flavor from the sandy soil on which the vines grow and the final result, in the glass, is an elegant wine with soft tannins. Made with 90% Sangiovese, this wine is fresh and pleasant with notes of red fruit, typical of this grape.
Color: brilliant ruby red
Bouquet: cherry and spices with light earthy notes
Taste: concentrated cherry fruit balanced with elevated tannins
Serving temperature: 15°C / 60°F
Food pairing: herbaceous dishes like Tortelli Maremmani
Production zone: "Poggio la Mozza", Grosseto
Terroir: sandy soil, original sea bed, lightly acidic
Exposure: North West
Yield per hectare: 9,000 kilos
Sangiovese, Merlot and Syrah are harvested during the last two weeks of September and into the first week of October. The grapes are macerated twice per day for a period of 15 days. Fermentation occurs in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and lasts four months. It undergoes a further refinement in the bottle for at least two months before being put on the market.
The Poggio la Mozza Estate extends 55 hectares set in the rolling hills typical of Maremma between the Comune of Grosseto to the Tyrrhenian Sea. Poggio La Mozza lies entirely in the district of D.O.C.G. Morellino di Scansano. Its 35 hectares of vineyards are planted in sandy soils at an altitude of about 100 meters above sea level. This gives rise to red wines with soft, elegant tannins.