This is a hidden gem that comes from the southwestern Tuscan town of Scansano. Morellino is the name for Sangiovese in Scansano but no matter what you call this red blend the one thing you will be calling it is delicious. Rocca delle Macìe produces this solid but modestly priced red blend that is softer and rounder than the wines from Chianti because the Zingarelli family vineyards are located further south in a more moderate climate that is warmer and drier. Best described as fruity and finely balanced this medium bodied offering has a nice finish that can be paired with a diverse menu. Pasta, pizza, roasted or grilled meats and aged cheeses are just some of the pairings that this food friendly wine can be served with to showcase its best qualities. When you start with a price that is easy on the wallet then add a taste profile that is easy on the palate what you will certainly end up with is a sure winner like Campo Maccione Morellino di Scansano 2008
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2 thoughts on “Campo Maccione Morellino di Scansano 2008”
Morellino di Scansano is a hit and miss in my opinion. I’ve had many good ones but I’ve also had some that weren’t great.
Good to see that you liked this one. Might have to try it.
Great to hear from you! I agree that this wine can be hit or miss but you can expect that at this price point. I like this wine because you can serve it with pizza or a burger from the grill and not get into what I call the “Taco Bell Effect”, that is when your drink cost more than your entrée. 🙂