Grillesino Morellino di Scansano 2012

Grillesino Morellino di Scansano 2012

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0,75 l  -  13.50% by vol.
Grillesino
We make our Morellino fresh and welcoming, with immediately enjoyable, soft, cherry/ berry Sangiovese fruit. An expressive, attractive nose with black cherry, plum and black fruit aromas, along with a definite vegetal element (green peppers) and some earthy hints. On the palate it immediately tastes rich, ripe black cherry and berry flavors that blend into a pleasant tartness. Tannins are soft at first, then firm up in the lengthy, balanced finish which exudes ample acidity and a final punch of black fruit.
An expressive, attractive nose with black cherry, plum and black fruit aromas, along with a definite vegetal element (green peppers) and some earthy hints.
On the palate it immediately tastes rich, ripe black cherry and berry flavors that blend into a pleasant tartness. Tannins are soft at first, then firm up in the lengthy, balanced finish which exudes ample acidity and a final punch of black fruit.
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Serving temperature:
16 - 18°C.
Longevity:
03 - 05 years
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Name Grillesino Morellino di Scansano 2012
Wine type Red still
Classification
Year 2012
Format 0,75 l Standard
Country
Region Tuscany
Grapes 100% Sangiovese
History Morellino” is a grape that is technically a strain of Sangiovese, call it a “kissing cousin”. It is cultivated in the Scansano area, South Tuscany, about 20 miles east of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Legend has it that the grape was given its name because the brown hue of the grapes is similar the color of the Marmmano horses. The long, hot growing seasons that occur in Scansano allow grapes to fully ripen with high sugar levels; and, in turn, produce wines rich in fruit and solid in structure. This has made Morellino di Scansano Tuscany’s best-kept secret.
Location Magliano in Toscana (GR)
Climate Altitude: 250 m. a.s.l. Exposure: south, southwest.
Composition of the land Calcareus clay, rich in stone.
System Cordon spur.
Plants n. x hectare 5,700 v/ha
Yield x hectare 80 q/ha
Harvest Second week of September.
Vinification Grapes are harvested by hand during the second half of September. After a soft pressing, grapes are vinified in stainless steel. Maceration takes place for 20 days with several pump overs to get soft and complex tannins. It remains in stainless steel for 10 months, then, it is bottled without filtering to enhance freshness and fruity taste.
Aging Stainless steel 10 months, bottle 3 momths.
Alcohol 13.50% by volume
Production year 120,000 bottles
Matching It drinks well with a ham sandwich, with a hamburger, with a steak, with mushrooms. Perfect also with ragù pasta.

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