Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
Soil: Deep, with coarse sands and deep clay; very stony and well-drained
Vinification: Fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 28-30°C for 15 days with maceration on the skins during the alcoholic fermentation. Malolactic fermentation was carried out spontaneously in steel tanks.
Ageing/Maturation: Matured for 12 months in tonneaux and large Slavonian oak casks and for 6 months in bottle
Terenzi Purosangue Morellino di Scansano Riserva 2013
Deep ruby red colour with purple nuances.Characteristic of the variety; it is reminiscent of wild berries, cloves and white pepper.Velvety, full-bodied and very well-balanced, with persistent tannins. Particularly suitable for meat dishes, roasts and game.
Terenzi is a family with an ambitious plan -- “ We want to be representatives of our land around the world, because this land can give a lot to the world, starting from the great wines it offers. When people mention Morellino di Scansano, we want them to think about us too.”
Morellino di Scansano is one of Italy’s hidden gems: it is one of eight DOCGs situated in the charming region of Tuscany. Altough it was only made a DOC in 1978 and awarded its higher classification in 2007, its viticultural origins go back as far as Etruscan times and its quality has been noted for centuries. The reigning variety in these wines is the eminent Sangiovese, although in Scansano it comes under the guise of Morellino. Many believe the name’s origins derives from the word morello (‘the little dark one’) and the color of the horses unique to the coastal district of Maremma where this DOCG is located. Scansano is home to a special microclimate, thanks to a combination of factors: altitude (it lies around 150m above sea level), a south-western exposure, and moderating influences from its close proximity to the Tyrrhenian Sea, volcanic soil and the unique adjoining Fiume Albegna River. The version of Sangiovese differs to its northern counterpart due to the ripeness levels it can achieve in Southern Tuscany. The result is a rounder and more savory style of wine.
Terenzi has been constantly awarded in the Gambero Rosso, the top Italian Wine Guidebook. In 2013, the Madrechiesa Morellino di Scansano Riserva DOCG 2009 has been rated Tre Bicchieri, the top award in Gambero Rosso.