Mantellassi confirmed as President
HAS BEEN CONFIRMED FOR A SECOND TERM AS PRESIDENT OF THE
CONSORZIO TUTELA MORELLINO DI SCANSANO
New Names On The Board of The
Consorzio a Tutela del Vino Morellino di Scansano:
Moreno Bruni and Rossano Teglielli Nominated as Vice Presidents
The Board of the Consorzio a Tutela del Vino Morellino di Scansano, has again chosen Giuseppe Mantellassi as its President at a meeting on June 25, 2014 with a unanimousvote. The Board also nominated two Vice Presidents, Moreno Bruni e Rossano Teglielli.
Giuseppe Mantellassi, who is 45, together with his brother Aleardo “Fattoria Mantellassi” is at the head of his family winery, one of the historic wineries that has supported the development of Morellino and the Maremma since the beginning. Mantellasi has served as the Vice President of the Consorzio for many years and has been the President since September 2013 when he took over from Elisabetta Geppetti.
“ I accept with great pleasure the nomination as President of the Board,” noted Giuseppe Mantellassi. “I take on the role that has been given to me by the Board with firm intent and renewed vigor to continue to promote Morellino di Scansano and our territory. I am fully aware that the Consorzio is the area where producers, large and small, can hold discussions and decide together what will be best for our area and our denomination.”
The new board includes representatives from the following wineries Mauro Innocenti (Tenuta Ammiraglia – Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi), Enrico Porfiri and Rossano Teglielli; Edo Bigoni (Podere Poggio Bestiale), Moreno Bruni (Cantine Bruni), Bernardo Guicciardini Calamai (Massi di Mandorlaia), Leonardo Rossi (Poggio Brigante); Giuseppe Mantellassi (Fattoria Mantellassi), Ranieri Luigi Moris (Moris Farms), Lorenzo Scotto (Santa Lucia), and Balbino Terenzi (Terenzi).
The Consorzio a Tutela del Vino Morellino di Scansano (Consortium for the conservation of the Morellino di Scansano wine) was founded in 1992 by a small group of wine producers determined to support and enhance their own D.O.C. designated product through its promotion and protection. Morellino di Scansano attained D.O.C.G. status on February 22, 2012. Over the years the consortium has grown and now has more than 200 members, over 90 of which have at least one label of Morellino di Scansano wine on the market. Annual production of Morellino is 10 million bottles.