MORELLINO DI SCANSANO
2014 Heba Fattoria di Magliano
|Sub-district||Morellino di Scansano|
Bright damson, blackberry, cherry fruit nose, fragrant and fresh. Palate has zip and freshness, core of bright woodland fruits, vigour and intensity, sappy and gorgeously drinkable. L&S (Apr 2016)
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Fattoria di Magliano
Nestled in the hilly Italian countryside of Maremma Toscana with its vineyards descending towards the Thyrrhenian Sea from a height of 300m, The vineyards here offer some of the best views we know of the Tuscan coastline.
La Fattoria di Magliano was set up in 1996 by Agostino Lenci. Agostino, fascinated by the history of the region and its centuries old wine-making traditions, sees his job and duty to safeguard nature – both wild and agricultural. Minimum intervention and limited development makes for wonderfully healthy vines and truly characterful wines.
Twenty years on these beautiful vineyards are maturing and producing the best fruit of their lives, vine age and bio-dynamic practices means these wines now really are better than ever since the first harvest in 2003. And we should not forget that even when young these vineyards were producing wonderful fruit - the 2004 Poggio Bestiale was rated Italy's best Tuscan wine under £20 in Decanter magazine – quite an achievement for a wine with such a short history. The soil here is sandy with a good amount of clay, which combined with a good dose of sunshine and sea breeze, results in some really beautiful wines – full-flavoured, rippley rich but with a dynamic twang of acidity and pep that makes them just so drinkable.
This joyously juicy, vibrant blend of Sangiovese with a little Syrah has a spicy fresh cherry character that combines with the easy tannins and plum sking tang for an easy-drinking wine that will come into its own when it arrives in L&S stores in the late spring. Rating: 88 www.thewinegang.com (Mar 2017)
In 2000, a shoe designer turned vineyard owner hired Graziana Grassino as consultand winemaker (in 2010 she also started working with Sassicaia). This Sangiovese with a dash of Syrah has pure red cherry, violet and mint aromas. It's fresh, crunchy and juicy with a nice tannic structure. Rating: 90 Christelle Guibert, Decanter (Jan 2017)
The 2014 Morellino di Scansano Heba is a pretty, nicely layered wine with open-knit aromatics, silky fruit and good near-term appeal. Here, too, the wine's mid-weight structure calls for drinking sooner rather than later. Antonio Galloni, www.vinous.com (Dec 2016)
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