More information on Morellino

The wine area of Morellino finds itself in the heart of the Tuscan Maremma, surrounding the provinces of Scansano and Grosseto. Here, in one of the most pristine areas of Tuscany, enclosed between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the valleys of the Ombrone and Albegna rivers, you will find various stunning wineries that you can visit for a Morellino di Scansano wine tasting.

Visiting the wineries that produce Morellino will allow you to fully grasp the connection between the wine and its wonderful territory. In fact, this DOCG owes its renowned properties to the climate and soil conditions of Maremma, where the sea breezes mitigate the hot Tuscan sun. The result is a ruby red, intense and quite complex wine with notes of wild berries, which turn to warmer and spiced hints of ripe fruits in the Riserva type, which is aged for a minimum of two years, of which at least one in wooden barrels.

Which food to taste in Morellino?

Thanks to its body and intensity, Morellino wine marries perfectly with the hearty Tuscan cuisine, which is quite meat-centered. During your Morellino wine tastings, wineries will often offer a pairing with local products such as cheeses and cold cuts. Tuscan recipes that pair exquisitely with Morellino include game dishes, such as hare, wild boar or pheasant, pappardelle with ragù, braised meats and stews.

Which wines to taste in Morellino?

The disciplinary of Morellino di Scansano requires using a minimum of 85% Sangiovese grapes, which locally take the name of Morellino. The remaining percentage can consist of other black grape varieties, which should be non-aromatic and suitable to be cultivated in the area. This means that when visiting the wineries that produce Morellino, you’ll most likely have the chance to walk along varied vineyards and admire different shapes and types of grape bunches.

Which is the best season to visit Morellino?

The best moments of the year to book your Morellino wine tastings and wine tours are spring and autumn, when the hills of the Maremma provide some scenic views thanks to nature's colors and the temperatures are perfect to enjoy a hike on the coast or a picnic in the vineyard.

What things to do in Morellino?

During your time in the area, you will surely find the perfect Morellino wine experience that fits exactly what you’re looking for. Other activities that we can recommend while in Maremma include visiting Grosseto, the Tarot Garden of Capalbio, the Maremma Natural Park, Saturnia’s thermal baths, Montemerano and Pitigliano.