The average price for this wine, is incredibly low for the quality that you can get.
Scansano is a little town, in the hills of Maremma Toscana and is about one hour away from the sea side.
Leaving from Talamone, a beautiful little town on the sea, you drive through some swamps, turned into fields for about fifteen minutes.
Then you start going uphill, with the “macchia” (typical vegetation around from the area) getting thicker.
You need to be very careful while driving. The road is very curvy, and behind every curve, you can easily find a wild boar sitting in the middle of the road, even during the day.
Maremma is wild. And Morellino di Scansano has this wildness in its soul.
However, every time that you will get to one of the several little villages up in the hills, you will notice the extreme simple and classy elegance of the buildings, the gardens and the farms.
People here take care of their land with passion and love.
This note of elegance, mixed with its wild soul, is the appeal of Morellino di Scansano.
If you don’t get the chance to come and taste it here, you can close your eyes and try to feel it in the complex scents and taste of this wine.
Morellino di Scansano “Fattoria 414”
extremely good price for its quality, starting from 10/12 Euros.
85% Sangiovese, and 15% other varietes (Ciliegiolo, Colorino, Alicante, Sirah).
Morellino di Scansano, Bronzone, Del Guardo Mazzei, riserva 2011.
When you look at it, it’s shiny and ruby at its core.
It smell is very rich and spicy, pepper, clove, cinnamon. You can feel blackberry or dark cherry jam.
But also chocolate or coffee.It reminds me of a dark Potpourri.
It’s really warm in your mouth, fruity and elegant, but as described, you can always feel “wild maremma” in the background.
You should enjoy this with some wild boar, cooked in the tuscan way, like they do it in maremma.
Very spicy with black pepper and… chocolate. Yes wild boar is often cooked with chocolate around here, but that’s another article.
Pairing this beautiful Morellino in Rome, with Polpette alla romana and puntarelle alla romana with anchovies and black olives. Osteria “Il Grappolo d’Oro”, right beside Campo dei Fiori square in downtown Rome. One of our favourite in Rome.