Ezio Mantellassi, who founded his namesake winery in 1960, is considered the “father” of Morellino di Scansano. It was him, in fact, who gave the name “Morellino” to a local clone of Sangiovese grape, typical of the southern part of Tuscany, the Maremma.
- 70 hectares of vineyards all around the beautiful medieval town of Magliano: the historical production area of the Morellino wine.
- Nowadays the Mantellassi winery is run by Ezio Mantellassi’s two sons, Giuseppe and Aleardo.
- Located in the southernmost part of Tuscany’s coastal area, Maremma has a typical Mediterranean climate. Its winters are milder than the ones of Chianti Classico and summers are not as hot as the Montalcino area.
- In Maremma there is a native horsed breed called “Morello” for its darker color. The name seemed a perfect fit for this characteristic clone of Sangiovese with a darker skin color.
- Typical sandstone soil.
- Due to the typical microclimate and soil composition, Morellino di Scansano is fruitier, softer and lighter in tannins, compared to other traditional Sangiovese wines such as Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.