Discover the list withdescriptionandtastingof thetop 20 Morellinos recommended by Jean Marco Palmieri.
Morellino di Scansano
Morellino di Scansano is a DOCG wine from Tuscany produced in the Scansano area and in part of the Grosseto province. Morellino di Scansano was recognized DOC in 1978 and has been able to boast the prestigious DOCG since 2007.
The disciplinary of Morellino di Scansano requires that it be produced from Sangiovese grapes (minimum 85%), to which complementary vines can be added, often including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah or the native Ciliegiolo and Colorino.
The best Morellino di Scansano are divided into two types: Vintage; fresher and more immediate, which enters the market from the spring following the harvest, and Riserva; more complex and elegant, which must undergo aging for at least two years, one of which in wood.
The production of wine in Maremma boasts a long history dating back to Etruscan and Roman times, as documented also in the Archaeological Museum of the vine and wine of Scansano.
Best Morellino di Scansano – Recommended by Jean Marco Palmieri
Which are the best Morellino di Scansano wineries?
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Morellino di Scansano Riserva ‘Calestaia’ 2018 – Roccapesta
It suggests seductive and clear notes of wild raspberry and morello cherry embellished with bloody nuances, leather, spicy echoes and humus. The sip is rich and vibrant, well balanced between ripe and silky tannins and mineral sapidity.
Deservedly among the best Morellino di Scansano: An expansive and elegant wine, with a sincere nose and great expressiveness in which the varietal of Sangiovese is fully expressed.
Excellent aging potential. One of the best cellars of Morellino di Scansano for overall complexity and finesse.
Morellino di Scansano Riserva ‘Madrechiesa’ 2018 – Terenzi
It opens in a riot of ripe red fruits and violets embellished with nuances of vanilla, eucalyptus and balsamic tones.
The rich sip, with well-defined ripe tannins linked to a backbone acidity that favors smoothness. Final of excellent length and precision.
One of the best Morellino di Scansano for rhythm and elegance: Very engaging, it seduces with captivating and multifaceted aromas and invites you to renew the drink thanks to its great drinkability. Without a doubt one of the best Morellino di Scansano wineries.
Morellino di Scansano Riserva 2020 – Fattoria le Pupille
Seductive nose played initially on penetrating notes of ripe cherry in alcohol, dried violet, embellished suggestions of camphor, cocoa powder and long balsamic finish
One of the best Morellino di Scansano for elegant bulkiness:
expressive and persistent, the alternating savory iodized note, together with the ripe tannins and the tertiary nuances create an imaginative and exciting dialectic.
Fully among the best Morellino di Scansano wineries.
Morellino di Scansano Riserva DOCG 2018 – MorisFarms
Stratified bouquet on notes of cherry, wild strawberry, and toasted nuances of vanilla, sweet tobacco.
The sip is dense, the tannins envelop the mouth in a satisfying drink and with a persistent finish with nuances of sweet spices.
To be ascribed among the best Morellino di Scansano for immediacy and gastronomic potential. Fully among the best Morellino di Scansano wineries.
Morellino di Scansano ‘Ciabatta’ 2018 – Erik Banti
Multifaceted and seductive nose that ranges between aromas of blackberry, violet, cocoa powder and sweet tobacco.
In the mouth it is powerful and characterized by well-defined ripe tannins with a pleasantly iodized and savory finish.
Among the best Morellino di Scansano enveloping and of great extract, among the best for dialectic between fruity and spicy notes. Absolutely among the best cellars of Morellino di Scansano
Morellino di Scansano 2018 – Celestina Fè
It opens with intense notes of fresh blackberries and red currants which blend with sensations of cocoa powder and medicinal herbs. On the palate it is savory, with well-defined thick tannins.
One of the best Morellino di Scansano for frankness: It captivates the nose with eloquent varietal aromas and satisfies the palate with an enthralling balance between extract, body and smoothness.
Good value for money. Without a doubt, among the best Morellino di Scansano wineries.
Morellino di Scansano ‘Cotozzino’ 2019 – Antonio Camillo
It opens with intense notes of blackberry jam and cherries in brandy which blend with sensations of licorice, blood orange and eucalyptus. On the palate it is savory, with a well-defined tannic texture of medium thickness.
One of the best Morellino di Scansano for fluency and immediacy: A fresh, affable, conciliatory and well-cleaned wine. Good value for money.
Fully one of the best cellars of Morellino di Scansano for its artisan character.
Morellino di Scansano Roggiano Riserva 2019 – Vignaioli del Morellino di Scansano
The nose alternates between intense varietal aromas of ripe cherry and raspberry embellished with nuances of blood and medicinal herbs.
The sip is dense, balsamic and harmonious with well-defined ripe tannins balanced by a sinewy acidity that creates balance and drinkability.
One of the best Morellino di Scansano value for money: Interesting and sincere interpretation of Sangiovese, immediate wine but also with character.
Dutifully one of the best Morellino di Scansano wineries.
Morellino di Scansano 2020 – Podere 414
Ripe red berries that bring to mind mulberry and blueberry, followed by pleasant woody notes, toasted and spicy nuances.
One of the best Morellino di Scansano for identity and enjoyment:
eloquent nose with great precision on the fruit and vibrant acidity that gives drinkability to the palate.
Deservedly among the best cellars of Morellino di Scansano.
‘Lohsa’ Morellino di Scansano 2021 – Poliziano
Multifaceted and passionate bouquet: outlines of raspberry and cherry on display to which sensations of black pepper and juniper berries are linked.
On the palate it has soft and gentle tannins. Long, clean and enveloping finish.
Captivating vertical wine, fully among the best Morellino di Scansano for dialectic between fruit and spices.
Deservedly among the best cellars of Morellino di Scansano.
Heba 2019 – Fattoria di Magliano
It opens with intense notes of ripe blackberries and sour cherries which blend with sensations of sweet spices and aromatic herbs.
On the palate it is savory, with well-defined tannins.
One of the best Morellino di Scansano. by character: Seduces with very clear aromas and great liveliness on the palate.
A very gastronomic and affable wine. Definitely one of the best Morellino di Scansano wineries.
Jacopo Biondi Santi – Morellino di Scansano 2020 – Castello di Montepo
The nose spreads intense aromas of violet, sour cherry and sweet tobacco, embellished with notes of cinchona and eucalyptus.
In the mouth it is round, the tannin is well smoothed and in the retro-olfactory echoes a granular sapidity of generous persistence.
Deservedly to be counted among the best Morellino di Scansano for its seductive drinkability and the interesting dialectic between the balsamic, iodized and floral components. Fully among the best Morellino di Scansano wineries.
Pairings with food and Morellino di Scansano
Morellino di Scansano is ideal when paired with less elaborate first coursesandmain coursesbased onrabbit, chicken, turkey and lamb. Also try it withmedium-aged cheeses
Morellino di Scansano Riserva, having a greatertannic structure, is sensational in combination withsucculentfoodsandseasonedwithsauces and sauces, such as those based onbrown stockanddemi-glace.
ChoosingMorellino di Scansanofood pairingsthat are local is certainly an excellent solution. Examples of sensational combinations of Morellino di Scansano food can be theScottiglia of wild boar with polenta, theDuck breast in Morellino sauce.
But for those who love cheese, the combination of Morellino di Scansano RiservawithPecorino di Pienza aged in Barriques, orPappardelle with Wild Boar Ragùor aBrunello and Chianina Tartare withSan Miniato White Truffle is also worth a try.