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2014 Pietramora Morellino di Scansano Brumaio

$14.99

ITEM 8241005 - Purchased from winery and imported directly from Italy by Peloton Imports

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RATINGS

WineBid Tasting Team

Delights with plenty of dark fruit, molasses, and allspice on the nose. Black cherry, raspberry and blackberry fruit please the palate.. Medium on the palate with brighter red fruit tones, spice box and well-integrated tannins.

Winemaker

Very deep ruby red; bouquet rich with blackberry and blueberry, scents of balsamic and chocolate; on the palate very fresh with flavors of black fruit. Good acidity and subtle tannins. Well-paired with pasta

PRODUCER

Pietramora

Tenuta Pietramora di Colle Fagiano is in the commune of Scansano, in the Maremma, in southwestern Tuscany. Once a swampland that harbored malarial mosquitoes, Mussolini drained the Maremma in the 1930s. Today the Maremma is one of the fastest-growing wine producing areas in Italy. Tenuta Pietramora was established there in 1999 when three business partners from Naples acquired the vineyard estate and replanted 28 acres of the 125-acre property to Sangiovese, which in the area of Scansano is called Morellino. The estate is 300 meters above sea level and the vineyards are certified organic. Pietro Russo is the winemaker and estate administrator, and his business partners and co-owners are Giovanna Pietrillo and Silvia da Maggio. The debut vintage was the 2003 bottling. Wines bearing the Morellino di Scansano DOCG must be at least 85% Sangiovese. Tenuta Pietramora’s Brumaio, however, is 100% Sangiovese. Decanter has complimented Tenuta Pietramora for making “benchmark Morellino.”

REGION

Italy, Tuscany, Morellino di Scansano

Morellino di Scansano is considered one of Italy’s most exciting, up-and-coming winemaking regions. Located in the south of Maremma, the DOCG is centered around the hilltop town of Scansano. The DOC was created in 1978, then in 2007 Morellino di Scansano was upgraded to a DOCG, the highest possible appellation status. The wine of this appellation must be at least 85% Sangiovese, which in this region is the Sangiovese clone called “morellino,” a reference to the slightly darker skin of the grape. Along with a few pioneering winemakers who staked out territory in the Maremma decades or centuries ago, Morellino di Scansano is now attracting northern Tuscany’s big names. It is quite a turnaround from the late 19th century, when the area was a mosquito-infested swampland. The Italian government drained the marshes in the early 20th century and the region now refers to itself as “the California of Italy” because grapes ripen well in the sun-drenched, maritime climate. Wines from this DOCG are known for softer tannins compared to some other Sangiovese-based wines, and are usually aromatic with hints of cherry and tobacco leaf.

TYPE

Red Wine, Sangiovese, D.O.C.G.

This red grape is largely grown in central Italy. As the sole component or in a blend, it gives us Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino and Super Tuscans, among other favorites wines. The name is derived from the Latin for “blood of Jove.”