Morellino di Scansano 2019, Moris Farms

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This Sangiovese-based blend from the coast of southern Tuscany is a perfect match with just about any quintessential Italian dish: chicken parmiggiana, lasagna, heck, even spaghetti and meatballs! Loads of cherry fruit lead this wine, and the fine grain tannins of that grape are perfectly balanced by the fleshy and jammy elements lent by the Merlot and Syrah in the blend.

It's very common to see French varietals growing in the coastal area of Tuscany called the Maremma, and some of that region's most famous wines are made exclusively from French grapes (think Sassicaia and Ornellaia among others!). This Morellino di Scansano is a special blend of Sangiovese—the "true" native varietal in Tuscany—with Merlot and Syrah. 

About the Winery

Two distinct properties are combined to make up Moris Farms. The farm is quite large, nearing 500 hectares in total size. Tenuta Poggetti contains 37 hectares of vineyards & Poggio La Mozza, which includes 33 hectares of vines classified under the Morellino di Scansano DOC. These vineyards are farmed organically and contain vastly different soils; Poggetti having clay with elevated calcium levels while La Mozza soils are mostly crumbling rock with limestone traces & a sandy appearance.

For over 200 years the Moris family has been producing wines in the Maremma region of Tuscany. The flagship wine here is an opulent, heady blend of non-traditional varietals called ‘Avvoltore’ which is named after the hawk of Maremma, a large bird of prey that looms over the vineyards. One of the finest producers in the Maremma.