Morellino di Scansano is the quintessential wine of Tuscany’s Maremma region, and currently the drink of choice at Rome’s upstart enoteche. Morellino is an enticing, voluptuous wine, yet never heavy. A true pleasure to drink, and a shame to overthink.
A bright, robust blend of 85% Sangiovese and 15% Ciliegiolo (a varietal with the Italian name for “cherry”, undergoing something of a renaissance in central Italy). The region’s climate is somewhat Mediterranean, resulting in wines with soft tannins, ripe red fruit flavour, and subtle herbal-earth notes. The spirit of Morellino is easy, carefree, exuberant, and fresh – ready to pair with tagliatelle al ragu, game, mushrooms with thyme, or grilled pork sausage.
“A fruity Morellino with berry and cherry character. Medium body, round tannins and a fruity finish. Simple and ready. Drink now.”
89 points, JamesSuckling.com, Sept 2018