Grapes: Sangiovese 95%, Merlot 5%
Training system: spurred cordon
Vine density: 3000 plants / hectare
Type of soil: rich of sand and silt
Altitude: 250 mt above sea level
Age of vines: over 25 years
Harvest period: first week in October
Fermentation: grapes are selected from the most suited vineyards when the perfect phenolic maturity is reached. Maceration takes place at 35°C for 12 hours; fermentation at controlled temperature (max 29°C) follows, with post-fermentative maceration on the skins. Overall, fermentation lasts 12 days. Natural malolactic fermentation takes place a few days after drawing off.
Aging: in French oak barriques of 225 l capacity (20% new, 80% once-used and twice-used) for 12 months. Short stay in stainless steel tanks.
Refining: in bottle for 10 months.
Aging potential: a structured Morellino di Scansano to be drank preferably 4-8 years after its vintage.
Description: Morellino di Scansano Docg Roggiano Riserva is a concentrated ruby red, on the nose it is characterised by an elegant, complex and varied bouquet of dark fruits, flowers, spices and underwood. On the palate it is sleek, fine, balanced. Warm, fresh and rightly sapid, it shows round tannins and a nice softness. Lenghty and fine finish.
Food pairing: with roasted or stewed meat, succulent meat dishes, mature cheese.
Serving temperature: 16-18°C
Recommended glass: a large Bordeaux-style glass.