Scalabreto is the Moris family's sweet wine made from 100% Montepulciano. Harvested in early December, the grapes ripen and then begin to dry on-vine which allows for increased sugar levels. The result is a balanced and pleasant sweet wine to be enjoyed with dessert, or for adventurous gourmands, as an appetizer with chicken liver paté, a Tuscan delicacy! The name, Scalabreto, derives from a dialect word used in Maremma to indicate a steep terrain, full of stones.
Color: ruby red with purple highlights
Bouquet: rich, with a light presence of plums, figs and toasted almonds, a nose with a sweet and spicy personality
The palate is well balanced between acidity and sweetness which gives a long and rounded finish.
Serving temperature: 14°C / 57°F
Production zone: Poggetti, Massa Marittima
Terroir: rich, loamy soil, slightly acidic
Exposure: South West
Yield per hectare: 3,000 kilos
The Montepulciano grapes are harvested in early December. In this way, the grapes dehydrate on the vine, resulting in a higher concentration of sugars. The grapes are softly pressed and fermented in oak barrels for at least 12 months.
The Poggetti Estate lies in the Northern part of the Tuscan Maremma, among rolling hillsides just 7 km from the Tyrrhenian Sea. It extends over an area of 423 hectares (1,045 acres), of which about 37 hectares (91 acres) are dedicated to vines. The vines benefit from hot temperatures, long sun exposure, and cool evenings during the growing season. The vineyard's proximity to the sea lends its wines a particularly appreciated salinity and minerality. The dynamic, mineral-rich soil typical of the Metallurgic Hills endows the grapes grown on it with rich tannins and great personality.