ANTONIO CAMILLO Morellino di Scansano 2019

Antonio Camillo, Morellino di Scansano 2019

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Also firmly in the pizzawine spectrum. See where my head is at? Bright and crunchy Sangiovese from Antonio = yummy. There's decent structure here too, it's not all just fruit. A dusting of tannin (Tuscan Sangiovese tannins are a dream) and a bit of black pepper spice. For the money you could do far, far worse.

 

Variety: Sangiovese

Profile: Sangiovese is Italy's most planted grape variety, and the most dominant in Central Italy where it is responsible for some of the world's classic wines. Sangiovese has a broad flavour spectrum, ranging through mulberries, prunes, spice, tobacco, sometimes leather and chestnuts with a tendency toward extreme savouriness rather than fruit sweetness. When yields are low, as they typically are in the Classico zones and Brunello, the wines produced show extreme concentration and great longevity. There are few better pleasures than a mature Sangiovese. As with Nebbiolo, it is rather unfortunate that Sangiovese has rarely been mastered outside of its traditional home.

Classic Regions: Chianti, Brunello, Marche, Emilia-Romagna (Italy), McLaren Vale (Australia)

Antonio Camillo

Antonio Camillo bought two vineyards totalling 5 hectares in the area between Sovana and Pitigliano on the border with Lazio. He is now up to 9 hectares and the vineyards are situated in various locations, for different soil and climate. They are only planted with varieties traditionally found in the Maremma: Vermentino, Trebbiano, Ansonica, Malvasia, Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo and Alicante. The wines are vegan.

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