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Morellino di Scansano Ventoso 2014

The Experience

Drink When...
Heading off piste
Listen To...
Piggies by The Beatles
Think About...
Famous isn’t always better
Drink With...
Pasta, mozzarella or pork

The Oddbins Take

Tuscany is famous for Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. But sometimes we like to take you off piste, because off the beaten track you find treats like Morellino di Scansano. One of Tuscany’s least famous DOCGs, Morellino di Scansano can produces stunning fresh red wines, but the prices are held down by the fame of its neighbours. We are quite happy about that as it makes this pure and unoaked beauty, with its cherry, blackberry and pomegranate flavours, even more irresistible. And it turns us into little piggies just like the one on the label.

The Vital Statistics

Country
Italy
Region
Tuscany
Classification
DOCG Morellino di Scansano
Vintage
2014
Closure
Cork
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
2 g/l
14.0%
Alcohol Units
10.5

In stock

£12.75

£12.75

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The Style

Grape
Sangiovese (85%), Ciliegiolo (15%)
Character
Leafy Herby
Oak
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet

Notable Features

  • Suitable For Vegetarians

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Rose Murray Brown in The Scotsman, 20/12/15:"It is hard to find a decent Chianti at this price – so head off-piste with Oddbins, south of Siena and Chianti Classic land down to the wild sun-baked hills of the Maremma. This is now the home of bargain ripe Sangiovese. Fresh unoaked cherry fruits, savoury notes with good weight and texture : delicious served with cold turkey and cranberry sauce – it’s also ‘organic’ to boot: 14%"
Morellino is a local name given to the Sangiovese grape, thought to relate to the ‘morello’ colour of the local Maremmano horse used by the Italian army. Poggio Argentiera comprises two estates in Tuscany’s coastal Maremma region. All its vineyards are tended according to organic practices and are harvested by hand. In the winery only the minimum sulphites are used and the young wines just lightly filtered.