Morellino Di Scansano Poggio Nibbiale
The Morellino di Scansano DOCG is made from 85% Sangiovese grapes. For the assemblage, Poggio Nibbiale uses Cabernet-Sauvignon, Montepulciano, Canaiolo and Petit Verdot.
After controlled fermentation at 28°C the wine ages in a vaulted cellar underneath the medieval church of Scansano. Poggio Nibbiale uses French tonneaux (Allier oak, medium toasted) in a decent manner in order to complement the wines proper flavors and not to alter them.
The Morellino shines in a ruby-red colour, it’s bouquet comprises morello cherry, dark berries, vanilla and toasting flavours. Delicate tannins ensure complexity and a long, velvet finish completes the savour.
It is ideally served with antipasti, homemade pasta, risotto, steak and elaborate grill dishes.
About The Producer, Poggio Nibbiale :
The Buchheim Family has always dreamt about having a vineyard in Tuscany.
Their long-cherished wish was fulfilled when the wine estate Poggio Nibbiale was founded in 1998.The dream to grow wine amidst the impressive scenery of southern Tuscany became reality.
In the following years thwy started cultivating 11 hectare of land, established a modern winery and restored the medieval cellar from the 13th century below the church of San Giovanni Battista in Scansano.
The estate’s major part is however governed by nature, the Mediterranean macchia with its almost impenetrable vegetation, old cork oaks, genista in full bloom and wild olive trees.
Poggio Nibbiale’s vineyards are located in the hills of the Maremma between Scansano and Magliano in Toscana, 300 meters above the Tyrrhenian Sea with a magnificent view of the Island of Giglio, Elba, Montecristo and the Monte Argentario peninsula.
Right from the start, they decided for organic viniculture and refrained from farming practices that aim primarily at a high yield. It is important for them to endow the wines with aromatic depth, refinement and complexity.
Poggio Nibbiale philosophy of winemaking is simple: No show but quality, no vogues but sustainability and most importantly: passion, dedication and a true appreciation for our land and its natural riches.
Their passion and dedication has allowed them to create magnificent wines, such as: Morellino Di Scansano, Morellino Di Scansano Riserva Tommaso and Chorus.