Morellino di Scansano DOCG BARBI
This wine is produced in Maremma, in the south of Tuscany. It is composed by Sangiovese, called here Morellino, and 15% Merlot. The vineyards are cultivated on a hill with 250 meters elevation and located near the sea (Mar Tirreno), that contributes to create a perfect micro-climate with warm days and fresh nights. This product is structured, balanced, with soft tannins joined to a vivid sourness. Although the ancient origins, its taste is modern and enchanting. As we said before, this wine is a blend of Morellino and 15% Merlot. During the wine-making, the soft pressed grapes are cooled at 16°C. This cooling-process is useful to extract from the peels polyphenols and anthocyanins and to stabilise the colour. The classic alcoholic fermentation follows with its 12/13 days at a controlled temperature of 29°C. The aging of 6 months is developed in steel containers and, in part, in wooden barrels (small-medium).
Features of Morellino di Scansano DOCG
Ruby red colour of medium intensity with purple shades. Its scent is full of red fruits mixed with mature cherry, myrtle and Mediterranean perfumes. The taste is warm with soft tannins and sensations that recalls green tobacco.
Recommended food pairings while tasting this wine produced by Barbi, Tuscany
This Morellino di Scansano, produced by Barbi, is the ideal wine for savoury dishes, like roasted meat, boar, typical of Maremma, cold cuts or cheese. This product breaks the rules, because it is suitable ted even with fish soups or in general every type of fish cooked with spices or tomato sauce. Its evolution in the bottle last at least 5 years and, for the conservation, it is suggested to maintain the bottle horizontally, in a darkened space at a temperature of 12°C. It has to be served at 18° in a wide glass that helps the oxygenation and reaches an alcoholic strength of 13% Vol