Morellino di Scansano Riserva
Denomination: DOCG Morellino di Scansano Riserva
Grapes variety: Sangiovese
Alcohol content: 14,5% VOL
Format available: 0,75 L – 1,50 L
Ageing: 12 months in tonneaux of French Oak
Pairing: meat dishes
Inspired by the great quality of the 2015 vintage, we decided to make a Riserva of our Morellino for the first time. After an intensive selection of perfectly ripened Sangiovese grapes, the wine obtained for vintage 2018 was left to rest for a full year in 3 tonneaux of French Oak, producing only about 2.000 bottles.
At the bottling the wine was still youthfully tight, with firm tannins balanced by mouthwatering acidity which certainly pointed to an incredibly optimistic future. The wine displays a bright ruby red colour. Aromas and flavours of cherry and mulberry are backed by hints of caramel, vanilla and cocoa. It has an ideal structure to pair well with a broad range of cuisines, especially those based on meat. A splash in the decanter while the wine is young will make it a great dinner companion, or, for those with patience, a candidate to lose in the wine cellar for a few years. Patience will be rewarded as the wine evolves into an elegantly complex, supple and delicious nectar.