The Mantelassi winery and estate was founded in 1960 but the Mantelassi family who has been growing grapes along the Tuscan coast since 1860. Their property extends over 100 hectares planted to vine in Magliano commune, the spiritual home of Morellino. Among Tuscany’s least known but most beloved appellations, Morellino di Scansano produces one of the greatest examples of Sangiovese. Thanks to the vineyards’ proximity to the Mediterranean Sea (a stone’s throw away) and the lack of development there, the wines are unrivaled in their freshness and purity of flavor. The subsoils there are a mix of tufo (volcanic origin sandstone) and calcareous limestone soils, ideal for the production of Sangiovese and other native Tuscan grape varieties. The Mantelassi family is also a firm believer in sustainable farming and it has worked diligently over the last decades to ensure that the winery’s carbon footprint is as small as possible. The winery is considered a benchmark producer of fresh-style, richly flavored wines that are renowned for their terroir expression. The Tuscan coast’s “Mediterranean maquis,” the classic brush found in the appellation, not only creates biodiversity and better wines as a result, but it also gives the wines a distinctive “underbrush” character.

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Among Tuscany’s least known but most beloved appellations, Morellino di Scansano produces one of the greatest examples of Sangiovese. Thanks to the vineyards’ proximity to the Mediterranean Sea (a stone’s throw away) and the lack of development there, the wines are unrivaled in their freshness and purity of flavor.

Wines from Mantellassi

Mantellassi

Le Sentinelle Morellino di Scansano Riserva DOCG

92 James Suckling 2013

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Mantellassi

Maestrale Ciliegiolo Maremma Rosso Toscana DOC

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Mantellassi

Mentore Morellino di Scansano DOCG

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Querciolaia Alicante Maremma Toscana IGT

92 James Suckling 2013

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