Scents of red fruits embellished with refreshing balsamic notes. Great concentration and roundness, well balanced by fine and long lasting tannins.
Morellino di Scansano Riserva 2015 – Magnum
Appellation: Morellino di Scansano Riserva DOCG
Grape: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottle Size: 1,5L
Pairing: Excellent with porcini mushrooms recipes, game
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The Riserva represents the roots of Fattoria Le Pupille, being the first wine to be produced. We are back in 1982 and it was the harvest of ’78, year of birth of the DOC Morellino di Scansano, to take the first steps into the sphere of quality wines markets.
Denomination: Morellino di Scansano DOCG Riserva
Variety: 85% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
Total Acidity: 5.3 g/L
Vineyards position: La Carla vineyard (Magliano in Toscana), vineyards Maiano and Bozzino (Istia d’Ombrone), San Vittorio, Vignacci Alta, Vecchie Pupille (Pereta), altitude 50-250 meters above sea level.
Vineyard surface: 14 ha, 1.5 ha, 9 ha, 2.5 ha, 4 ha, 10 ha
Soil: clay and iron based soil with a good presence of gravel
Implantation Date: from the end of the 80s for the older implantations until 2002 for the more recent ones.
Implantation Density: from 3750 plants/ha to 6250 plants/ha, depending on the age of the vineyard
Cultivation System: pruned-spur cordon-trained
Grapevine/Hectare Yield: 85 ql
Harvest: end of September for the Sangiovese, first half of October for the Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation temperature: 26ºC in inox steel tanks
Maceration time: 20 days
Aging: 15 months in 10-20-40 hl big barrels of Slavonian oak
Formats: 0.75 L, 1.5 L, 3 L
First vintage produced: 1978
Profile: Intense ruby red. The scents of red fruits are accompanied by refreshing balsamic notes. The aromatic concentration and round body are balanced by a tense and persistent tannin. The aftertaste ends with classic Mediterranean perfumes.
Food Pairing: Perfect with typical Tuscan pasta-based courses, red meat or game, as well as with aged cheeses with mustards.