Amazing expression of Sangiovese, with clear hints of morello cherry and aromatic notes recalling Mediterranean bush. Elegant, silky, full bodied, with a great freshness balanced by the excellent tannic ripeness.
Morellino di Scansano Riserva 2016 – Magnum
Appellation: Morellino di Scansano Riserva DOCG
Grape: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottle size: 1,5 L
Food Pairing: Risotto with porcini mushrooms, wild boar in dolce-forte
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The Riserva represents the roots of Fattoria Le Pupille. It is the first wine being produced and commercialized within the newly created Morellino di Scansano production disciplinary, paving the way to a profound bond with the appellation.
Denomination: Morellino di Scansano DOCG Riserva
Variety: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Total Acidity: 5.3 g/L
Vineyards position: La Carla vineyard (Magliano in Toscana), vineyards Maiano and Bozzino (Istia d’Ombrone), San Vittorio, Vecchie Pupille (Pereta), altitude 50-250 meters above sea level.
Vineyard surface: 14 ha, 1.5 ha, 9 ha, 2.5 ha, 4 ha, 10 ha
Soil: clay and iron based soil with a good presence of gravel
Implantation Date: from the end of the 80s for the older implantations until 2002 for the more recent ones.
Implantation Density: from 3750 plants/ha to 6250 plants/ha, depending on the age of the vineyard
Cultivation System: cordon-trained
Grapevine/Hectare Yield: 80 ql
Harvest: end of September for Sangiovese, first half of October for Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation temperature: 26ºC in inox steel tanks
Maceration time: 20 days
Aging: 15 months in 20-40 hl big barrels of Slavonian oak
Production: 55.000 bottles
Formats: 0.75 L, 1.5 L, 3 L
First vintage produced: 1978
Profile: great expression of a ripe Sangiovese grape with scents of marasca cherry and aromatic hints that recalls the Mediterranean brushwood. Elegant and silky, medium to full body. Fresh but fully ready, with lovely ripe tannins.
Food Pairing: Perfect with typical tuscan pasta-based courses, red meat or game, as well as with aged cheeses and mustards.