The procedural guidelines imposes Sangiovese as the main grape variety for Morellino di Scansano, which can be integrated with 15% of other grape varieties, the traditional Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo, Malvasia, Colorino, Alicante and most recently also Merlot, Cabernet, Syrah and other internatonal dark-skinned grape varieties.
The Vintage style of Morellino has ruby colour, it’s fruity and winy at the nose, fresh and savory at the palate but also smooth with a little tannin. It’s a fresh wine that can sold the year after the harvest.
The Riserva style of Morellino di Scansano (two years of ageing) has garnet colour, fruity aroma (cherry, red fruits and plum) and notes of spice and vanilla. The palate is dry, full-bodied, slightly tannic and smooth.