Morellino di Scansano Wine Region Guide

Morellino di Scansano: Unveiling Tuscany's Hidden Gem—Savor the Rediscovered Brilliance


Last updated: May 6, 2024


Despite facing a number of obstacles, Morellino di Scansano is no longer an obscure vineyard under the radar of buyers and sommeliers. The journey has been difficult: historical lack of renown, a relatively isolated position in southern Tuscany, and fierce competition marginalized the region by most oenophiles, relegating it to a mere tourist curiosity sampled by day trippers to Grosetto. However, those who buck this trend will discover an exciting source of delicious Sangiovese wines – quite different in style from Chianti Classico and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Indeed, the voluptuous and punchy character of Morellino di Scansano stands as a world apart from the astringent dross still packaged in tourist-centric fiaschi. The area was awarded DOC status in 1978 (promoted to DOCG in 2007), although vines have been cultivated in southern Tuscany for over two millennia.

The name Morellino, incidentally, translates as “little dark one,” a reference to the small berries that ripen every summer under the dazzling sun. With varying levels of authenticity and credibility, many appellations tout their credentials as “Tuscany’s next big thing” or the region’s “greatest undiscovered secret.” Yet, you can believe the hype: Morellino di Scansano is leading the vanguard for emerging regions in 2024.


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