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Morellino di Scansano, Podere 414 2021
Generously flavoured, spicy red with the balance and structure to age well. This 85% sangiovese and 15% bacca rossa is from a husband-and-wife team who manage the small estate organically and offers red-berry fruit framed with cedar and a long silky finish.
Price: £18.50 Bottle
Price: £111.00 Case of 6
- Red Wine
- Now to 2028
- 14.5% Alcohol
- oak used but not v. noticeable
- Cork, diam
Simone Castelli, the son of famous consultant oenologist Maurizio Castelli, runs this smallholding in Scansano, south-west Tuscany, close to the Mediterranean coast. He inherited 2.5 hectares in an agricultural plot called Podere 414 (‘Farm 414’), and clearly decided that this would be as good a name as any.
The Castelli vineyards lie in the scenic coastal area known as the Maremma, historically an area of marsh land until it was drained in the 1930s and turned over to viticulture, with remarkable success - nearby are the Supertuscan estates of Ornellaia and Sassicaia.
Simone’s wife Mara is an agronomist and shares his firm belief in environmentally friendly cultivation – absolutely no herbicides or chemical fertilisers are tolerated here. Morellino di Scansano, is made from a blend of 85% morellino (a clone of sangiovese) and up to six other grapes is a delight. This young and exciting estate is one to watch.
Bright crimson. Pale rim. Lots of sweetness and real authenticity in this wine. Pure pleasure! Great balance between ripe fruit and that Sangiovese tang. Very long. Very satisfying.