The vineyards of Vignaioli del Morellino di Scansano, dedicated to the production of Morellino di Scansano and our other wines, are located in Maremma, on the hills that gradually go from Scansano towards the Tyrrhenian sea, an area enclosed between two of Tuscany’s most important rivers, namely Ombrone and Albegna. Other vineyards are to be found further inland, towards Mount Amiata – an ancient volcano and the region’s highest peak – and more precisely around the historic village of Pitigliano, and give life to a white wine called Bianco di Pitigliano. All together, the vineyards spread over about 600 hectares and the variety of soils and microclimates ranges widely – the same goes for the altitude of our vineyards. On average the vineyards of our members can be found between 150 and 300 mt above sea level. The composition of the soil varies even within the same plot of land: they are typically composed of sand and rich in silt, sometimes clayey, or tuffaceous with regards to the territory around Pitigliano.
This wide spectrum of facets has allowed us to define some particular vineyards which stand out from the others, thanks to their peculiar characteristics with regards to terrain and climate. The grapes gathered from these small plots are vinified separately, thus originating our crus, our special selections.
Some of the vineyards are grown following organic regulations. From these we obtain our acclaimed Morellino di Scansano Roggiano Bio, the first vintage of which was in 2010.
Finally, it needs to be mentioned that on average our members have no more than a couple of hectares of vineyards each, which they usually tend to together with their families. This allows all of them to look after their vines with the care one would usually dedicate to a rose-garden, following the indications given throughout the year by our agronomist.