MORELLINO DI SCANSANO “Bellamarsilia” 2016 – Poggioargentiera
WINERY: Poggio Argentiera
PLACE OF ORIGIN: Italy – Tuscany
GRAPE VARIETIES: 85% Sangiovese, 15% Ciliegiolo
ALCOHOL: 13,5 %
IDEAL SERVICE TEMPERATURE: 16° – 18°
GIUSEPPE’S RATING: 89/100
MATCH: Land Menù, Cold Cut
PACK OF: 6 Bottles
SIZE: 0,75 l
In Scansano, in the southern part of Tuscany, Morellino is the local name for Sangiovese. In this case blended with 15% Ciliegiolo, another indigenous local grape, this is a slim and youthful style of red, with only a third of the blend spending 6-8 months in new oak. Even though Poggio Argentiera is a relatively young winery, it has already acquired an impressive record of awards and critical acclaim, both in Italy and worldwide: three glasses from Gambero Rosso Slow Food Guide of Italian Wines, “Vini dell’Eccellenza” from the Espresso Guide of Italian wine, 90 points + scores from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Wine&Spirits, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator.
The spiral on the label represents the swirl of the wine in the glass.