In Scansano, in the southern part of Tuscany,
Morellino is the local name for Sangiovese. In this case blended with
15% Ciliegiolo, another indigenous local grape, this is a slim and
youthful style of red, with only a third of the blend spending 6-8
months in new oak. Ripe cherry and strawberry fruit forms the
backbone of this wine, which is medium-bodied and approachable, and
fresh in feel. A subtly rustic streak gives a touch of complexity and
food friendliness. Pair with hard cheeses, grilled meats and rustic pasta and vegetable dishes as well as pizza.