Santa Maria - 2017

VINTAGE

Denomination

Morellino di Scansano DOCG

Description

Produced for the first time in 2000, the young and dynamic Santa Maria Morellino di Scansano is a fresh, soft, fruity wine, perfect for every occasion.

Vintage Report

The 2017 season will be remembered as one of the hottest in recent years, with temperatures slightly above seasonal averages. The spring rains ensured vineyards had the necessary water reserves for the entire summer, itself characterised by persistent drought and constant temperatures above 30°C, with localised rainy spells of low intensity. The year was therefore marked by an early sprouting of the vine, as well as flowering that began a few days earlier than seasonal averages. The hot final summer days allowed for an excellent harvest with perfectly ripe grapes.

Awards

Santa Maria

Terroir and environmental conditions

Estate and vineyard location: Grosseto - Toscana

Technical Information

Variety Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol by volume 13%
Maturation method Steel
Length of maturation 10 months in steel and 2 months in the bottle
Bottle formats 75 cl and 37.5 cl
Santa Maria

Tasting Notes

Santa Maria 2017 has a bright, intense ruby red colour. Its bouquet features fruity notes of alcohol-soaked cherries and plum, which pair exquisitely with the spicy pepper aromas. The taste is dry and warm with an excellent balance between the structure of fine tannins and acidity, which adds freshness and enhances the aromas. The finish is heavenly and intense.

Serving suggestions

Stewed meats such as rabbit or chicken, but also tasty with medium-aged cheese.