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Toscana IGT Il Morino ‘Supertuscanino’

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Tasting Notes

‘Morino’ was the nickname for Silvano Damiani, a farmer who at worked at Vignamaggio for over 40 years. The name, meaning ‘dark colored’ derives from Damiani’s dark, tanned skin, the result of the long days spent out in the vineyards and the fields under the sun. When Damiani passed away, the winery decided to dedicate this wine to him.

Vignamaggio’s Il Morino ‘Super Tuscanino’ is a Sangiovese (60%) and Merlot (40%) blend of grapes sourced from the youngest vines on the property, aged for 9 months in stainless steel. Packaged in an easy screwcap bottle, this is a simple expression of Sangiovese that would pair with pasta or pizza. Cheerful and bright, it delivers cherry, raspberry and almond aromas.

2013 rated 90 ‘Smart Buy’ by Wine Spectator

2015 rated 92 JS

2016 rated 91 JS

Winery

Vignamaggio

Region

Toscana

Varietal

60% Sangiovese, 40% Merlot

Location of Vineyards

Greve in Chianti

Orientation

South-East / South-West

Altitude

350 meters above sea level

Type of Cultivation

In conversion to organic

Vinification

Grapes are harvested by hand. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel at controlled temperature for 10 to12 days.

Aging

9 months in stainless steeel and cement tanks

Alcohol Content

13.5%

Total Production

20-25,000 bottles

Oenologist

Giorgio Marone (enologist), Francesco Naldi (agronomist)