Morellino di Scansano DOCG

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Pure expression of its environment

Morellino di Scansano DOCG
Morellino di Scansano DOCG
Morellino di Scansano DOCG
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Production zone: Scansano – Maremma Toscana;
Uva: 100% Sangiovese;
Available vintage: vendemmia 2017
Alcohol by volume: 14,5 %;
Total sulphur: 40 mg/l;
Total polyphenols: 3000 mg/l;

Vineyard elevation: 270 m a.s.l.;
Soil type: volcanic with high percentage of gravel;

Age of the vineyard: 20 years;
Planting density: 4.500 plants/HA;
Yield per Ha: 60 QL/HA;
Vine training method: Cordon spur pruning;

Harvesting period: second half of September;
Grape harvest: Grapes picked by hand with careful selection of the bunches;

Vinification: Stripped and lightly pressed. Spontaneous fermentation (without the use of selected yeasts) at a controlled temperature for 10 days. Maceration for 8 days. During maceration, the fermenting must is repeatedly pumped over and pressed in order to increase aroma extraction. It is then submitted to racking with very soft marc pressing, to avoid overly aggressive extractions. The wine is then decanted to remove the heavier lees and partly transferred to French oak barrels for about 9 months;

Tasting notes: Sight, wine is clear with a bright and intense ruby red colour. Smell, very fragrant, with marked complex fruity aroma. A complexity played between the sour-sweet notes of the fruit and floral, balsamic and spicy notes; marked aromas. Taste, it is structured but without excess, not excessively tannic. A right balance between tannins and alcohol, that are integrated to make the wine very pleasant. Fruity imprint, between raspberry and cherry with sapidity; excellent persistence;

Serving temperature: 18° / 20°;

Morellino di Scansano DOCG

In terms of weather conditions, the year was marked by very little rainfall and rather high temperatures; such weather had not occurred in many years. In the management of the vineyard, we at Poggio la Luna did not perform any defoliation and trimming, in order to protect grapes from excessive solar radiation. The 2017 weather has also encouraged the growth of healthy clusters and allowed us decreasing the amount of plant-health measures to a minimum. In short, 2017 was an “excellent year” certainly from the point of view of quality with healthy grapes and no use of chemicals in the cellar, even if the scarcity of rain has made the production very limited: in a few words, the 2017 wine is not abundant, but excellent!