Morellino di Scansano DOC

Podere 414

Pronunciation
PO-dair-eh mor-el-LEENO
Year
Current
Type
Red
Winery
Podere 414
Region
Toscana
Oenologist
Simone Castelli

Overview

Podere 414 is an estate that straddles a river in the western part of Tuscany towards the sea and near the town of Scansano. The soil is very stingy here and it is covered with large stones. The vines tunnel deep in search for nutrients and water. We can say that this is a classic Morellino and it speaks well of it provenance or terroir. Simone Castelli, the son of a very famous Tuscan oenologist from the 1970's and early 1980's, is the proprietor. Morellino is another synonym for the grape varietal Sangiovese and the DOC calls for at 85% Sangiovese in the DOC formula. Castelli adds the classic content of Ciliegiolo and Alicante (Grenache) to complete his wine.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
85% Sangiovese, 8% Ciliegiolo and 7% Alicante (Grenache).
Vinification
Varietals vinified separately with frequent remontage which adds great colour to his wine. It is then transferred to oak.
Aging
Ages in 2 yr old barriques where it matures for 12 month with further bottle conditioning.
Alcohol
13.5%
| Appearance
Ruby Red
| Aroma
The wine sports a rich scent of cherry and Mediterranean flora and earth.
| Taste
Palate of sweet tannins with red berry fruit.
| Serving Suggestions
Serve this medium bodied wine with pasta with meat sauce, grilled steaks and chops and aged pecorino cheese.

Morellino di Scansano DOC

Suggested Retail:
$30.00
CSPC#:
715991
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
12