A quick Italian wine lesson: When you see an Italian wine labeled as “Blah Blah” di “Blah Blah,” it always means “This Grape” from “This Place.” The phrase Morellino di Scansano indicates this is the Morellino grape (a synonym for Sangiovese) from Scansano, a region on the Tuscan coast.
The Tuscan coast is warmer than Chianti, and the wines are lusher and more fruit-forward. This bottling offers up dense blackberries flecked with toasted spices and burnt earth. The finish turns toward sage and red fruit—a bottle of great everyday wine and a great value.
89 Points | Purchased for $10.99 in Pennsvyania. Pricing and range upwards of $15.