Scanzano is in Maremma in southernTuscany. Down here the local clone of Sangiovese is known as Morellino, the growing season is longer and hotter than Chianti. This allows the Morellino di Scansano to fully ripen with higher sugar levels. The wine has a dark colour in the glass, and is full bodied in the mouth. Expect blackberry, spice, a little tartness and firm tannins. Tannins are not too prominent so I would not expect this to mature much after 3-5 years. Drink up!
#tuscanred #italianwines #italianredwine #morellino #scansano #sangiovese #maremma #lcboredwine #southerntuscany #toscana #grillesino — 3 years ago
Interesting Pinot Noir from Sicily. The Calabretta vineyards are located in the back volcanic soils on Mt. Etna's north slope. Calabretta is know more for its Etna Rosso , an elegant wine know throughout Italy. This Pinot Nero is so different from its Burgundy namesake that you might think it not Pinot Noir at all. Much darker in the glass, with a ruggedness not expected of Pinot. Still a bit young, I would give it an hour or two in a decanter. This will go well with most grilled red meats. For the Pinot fans, venture south and try this Sicilian version.
#pinotnero #calabretta #sicilianwine #italianredwine #pinotnoir #volcanicwine #lcboredwine #italianpinot #trysicilainreds — 3 years ago