Podere 414

Magliano in Toscana

Podere 414 Morellino di Scansano

Province of Grosseto
Established: 1998
Owners: Simone Castelli
Winemaker: Simone Castelli
Production: 120,000 bottles
Hectares under vine: 22
Viticulture: Organic

Podere 414 was the plot number allocated to this piece of land by in the 1960’s, during the division and redistribution of much of the Maremma to farmers. These farmers inherited totally wild and uncontaminated lands composed mainly of forests and pastures and adopted an almost exclusively subsistence farming model. In 1998 Simone, together with wife Mara, purchased the plot known as 414 and set about planting the varieties most suitable to the character of Maremma to produce a wine that is indisputably Mediterranean in character (generous in colour, aroma and body) without losing its elegance. A blend of 85% Morellino (the local name for Sangiovese here), 7% Ciliegiolo and the remainder a mix of Syrah, Alicante and Colorino, the wine is fermented with indigenous yeasts in concrete and small wooden vats and aged in mostly large wood for 12 months. An intense ruby red, the bouquet is ripe and rich with red berry fruit and some spicy notes. The palate is round and smooth with good freshness, derived from the quality of tannins and acidity.

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Morellino di Scansano DOCG