MORELLINO DI SCANSANO
2015 Heba Fattoria di Magliano
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This Italian red is one of my favourites: a thyme-scented sangiovese from coastal Tuscany that tastes of stewed damsons and has the colour to match. (from a piece extolling the virtues of drinking half-bottles). Victoria Moore, The Daily Telegraph (Oct 2017)
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Morellino is the local name for this Sangiovese clone found along the wild coast of southern Tuscany, the Maremma. Loaded with firm blackberry and black cherry fruit, nice purity and directness. Ripe with lovely bright fruit palate, cherry, blackberry and plum fruit, silky, sleek and immediate.L&S(Apr 2018)
Light cherry red. Smoky, almost a touch rubbery on the nose. Dry, chewy and honest. Flavourful rather than complex. Chewy texture, sweet but fresh fruited. Drinking range: 2019 - 2022 Rating: 16.5 Julia Harding MW, www.JancisRobinson.com(May 2019)
Fattoria di Magliano's 2015 Morellino di Scansano Heba is fresh, floral and beautifully lifted, with lovely red berry and floral notes. Medium in body and understated in style, the Heba offers lovely purity to match its gracious personality. This is an especially refined Morellino. Drinking range: 2019 - 2025 Rating: 89-89 Antonio Galloni, www.vinous.com(Mar 2019)
This is Fattoria di Magliano's flagship wine. The 2015 Morellino di Scansano Heba (95% Sangiovese with 5% Syrah) flows forth with bright cherry and wild berry aromas. This wine is fermented in stainless steel and aged in cement vats to preserve the brightness and the integrity of the primary fruit. In this warm vintage, that primary fruit is naturally bold, ripe and dark in color and concentration. Some 110,000 bottles were produced. Drinking range: 2017 - 2022 Rating: 90 Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate (www.robertparker.com)(Nov 2017)
Grape 95% Sangiovese, 5% Syrah
Colour bright ruby
SENSORIAL ATTRIBUTES AND PAIRINGS
Scent: winning and fragrant of red berries
Taste: fresh and winy with an attractive sweet fruity and likeable personality
Colour: bright ruby
Matching dishes: as an aperitif or the complete meal, red and white meats, game, pasta dishes and cheeses
VINIFICATION AND AGING
Time of harvest: first ten days of September
Vinification technique: non aggressive destemming pressing fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel vats for 15 to 20 days.
Ageing process: 6 months in unglazed cement vats
Refinement in bottles: 6 months
Stabilising of the product: cold stabilization
SOIL AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS
Vineyards: Sterpeti and Tizzi
Soil structure: well balanced with excellent skeleton
Height: 150m. and 250m. a.s.l.
Placement: East - West
Planting density: 6,400 plants per hectare
Vine placement: mono-lateral ridge spur
Vines planted: 1998-2003
Average yield per plant: 800g to 1,000g
Grape: 95% Sangiovese, 5% Syrah
No. bottles produced: 120000
Winemaker's notes(May 2017)
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.
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