Romitorio Morellino di Scansano

Castello Romitorio

Pronunciation
Moe-rel-leeno dee Scahn-sano
Year
Current Vintage
Type
Red
Winery
Castello Romitorio
Region
Toscana
Oenologist
Carlo Ferrini

Overview

This wine stands as a notable gem among the Castello Romitorio collection. The vineyards are cultivated in generous soil situated at the bottom of an ancient Etruscan village called “Ghiaccioforte.” Ten hectares of vineyards have been planted, and although much smaller than the Montalcino estate, Giacco Forte remains a stunning location. Scansano, from the time of the Etruscans and developed in the middle ages into an important civic center, historically known as the summer retreat for the Grosseto town government. It is recognized across Europe for its Morellino Di Scansano wine, although given the name rather recently. The area, notable for its unspoiled nature and arid hills, lies 150 meters above sea level only 20 kilometers from the Tyrrhenian Sea. The combination of factors such as, the altitude, southwestern exposure, volcanic soil, and the unique adjoining Fiume Albegna River (which originates from the sulfuric springs of Saturnia)- create in Scansano one of Italy's unique microclimates. A stellar vintage for the entire Tuscan region. Warm temperatures and a dry late summer helped to fully ripen this powerful fruit.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
85% Sangiovese 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vinification
Alcohol
13.5%
| Appearance
Dark ruby red
| Aroma
A nose of fresh fruits, with distinct notes of plum.
| Taste
Unmistakable berry notes. Full bodies, lush with good persistent softer tannins.
| Serving Suggestions
Roasted Meats, BBQ Strip loin or Rib Eye, venison and bison. Hard aged cheese.

Romitorio Morellino di Scansano

Suggested Retail:
$22.00
CSPC#:
708730
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
12