Morelino di Scansano

Morellino di Scansano is a dry red wine from the coastal hills of southern Tuscany in Italy. One of the region's lesser-known DOCG wines, it sits, somewhat underappreciated, in the shadow of its more famous counterparts from Chianti, Montalcino and Montepulciano. The wine is produced in the rolling hills around the medieval village of Scansano. This, rather simply, explains the second half of its name. The first half is less obvious. It refers to the grape variety used to make the wine – Morellino – which is in fact Tuscany's favorite Sangiovese masquerading under a local synonym. The name morellino is a diminutive form of morello, which means 'dark'. The name translates, then, as 'little dark one', an etymology almost identical to another of Sangiovese's many synonyms, Brunello. .

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  1. Morelino di Scansano, 2016 by Castelli di Grevepesa in Tuscany

    Morelino di Scansano, 2016 by Castelli di Grevepesa in Tuscany

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    Morellino di Scansano is a dry red wine from the coastal hills of southern Tuscany in Italy. One of the region's lesser-known DOCG wines, it sits, somewhat underappreciated, in the shadow of its more famous counterparts from Chianti, Montalcino and Montepulciano. The wine is produced in the rolling hills around the medieval village of Scansano. This, rather simply, explains the second half of its name. The first half is less obvious. It refers to the grape variety used to make the wine – Morellino – which is in fact Tuscany's favorite Sangiovese masquerading under a local synonym. The name morellino is a diminutive form of morello, which means 'dark'. The name translates, then, as 'little dark one', an etymology almost identical to another of Sangiovese's many synonyms, Brunello. Learn More

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