One of the latest “discoveries” in Tuscan reds, this long overlooked zone creates terrific Sangiovese wines from a clone called “morello”, a reference to the darkness of the resulting wine. Morellino di Scansano, at a dozen or so miles inland from the sea at the southern end of the Tuscan coast, is also enjoying the positive effects and influence of the neighboring Maremma renaissance. The name refers to “La Marta”, the area where the winery is located.
Owner: Bruni Family
Winemaker: Marco Bruni
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 85% Sangiovese, 10% Syrah, 5% Alicante
Vineyard Location: Morellino di Scansano DOCG
Elevation: 80-100 m asl
Vines Planted: 1996 - 2004
Trellising: Bilateral spurred cordon
Soil: Medium texture, loam
Hand harvest; maceration on the skins with frequent delestage and pump-over (15-18 days); Fermentation in stainless steel vats for 10 days at 24 °C.
French oak barrels of 30 Hl and Tonneaux of 500 l for 6-8 months. 3 months in the bottle before the release
Color: Deep ruby red color.
Bouquet: The nose is intense, with fresh hints of red fruits and wild berries all wrapped in a vanilla note
Flavor: The sip is rich, smooth, elegant. Pleasant cherry long finish with well integrated tannins
Pairings: Ideal with all the wild boar preparations typical of Maremma toscana: ragu, porchetta, and dried salumi. Game birds, wild mushrooms and other cattle are also an excellent pairing
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Residual Sugar: 2.8- 3.5 g/L
Serving Temperature: 57-61°F
Production: 110,000 bts