The Tuscan Maremma is one of the new frontiers of quality Italian viticulture. Its climatic conditions that are so favorable to cultivation, together with the natural character of the soil, make it an ideal region for wine exploration.
Among the primary areas of high vinicultural development, Morellino di Scansano has proven to be among the most important, achieving the ‘Controlled and Guaranteed Designation of Origin (D.O.C.G.)’ in 2007.
The cultivated area comprises about 1,500 hectares and involves six municipalities in the province of Grosseto. Scansano is at 500 meters above sea level. The cultivated area’s slopes face the town center and descend towards the sea. Here, Sangiovese expresses its warmth and body with no loss of the familiar and renowned natural acidity qualities that make it the ideal companion to Italian cuisine.
In recent years, the biggest challenge in Maremma has been global warming. The ideal conditions that led to effortless ripening have given way, frequently, to excessive heat that can damage the delicate balance of the grapes.
For this reason, it is fundamental to precisely understand the interaction between the plants and the soil, the density of the plantings and the management of the canopy. The experience of Cecchi in viticulture and winemaking has been a valuable resource to all who have invested in this remarkable territory.