Poggio alle Sughere

The territory

“Maremma” area runs along the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea in the very south of Tuscany.

Morellino di Scansano winemaking area lies in the heart of Maremma area, in the midst of hills that overlook the sea.

The environment is mainly hilly with wild, typically Mediterranean vegetation, where the main activities are sheep-farming and the antique cultivation and processing of cork.

The climate in Maremma is typical of the southern Mediterranean area, so dry and very hot but alleviated with the humidity created by the sea. The climatic conditions are perfect for ripening grapes, which are rich and have excellent structure.

Poggio alle Sughere is located in the town of Magliano in Toscana.
In this area the soil is slightly calcareous, with a sandy-clay texture but with high drainage, hence mainly dry.

The substratum at a depth of 1 metre has vast rock formations, which are typical of coastal areas.

The Vineyards

The vineyards span 5 hectares of Morellino di Scansano, mostly planted with Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Alicante.

There are another 10 hectares of high-density Sangiovese, Merlot, Syrah and Grenache, which produce IGT-Supertoscan.

The vineyards are very close to the sea and boast a density of approximately 4,500-6,000 vines per hectare, using unilaterally cordon-pruned vines, at an altitude of 250 m above sea level.

The wine cellar

Stainless steel tanks are used for the winemaking process, which are designed for a highly technological production process.

After the destemming and soft pressing, the grapes of Morellino di Scansano and Supertuscans are vinified in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of between 27°C and 30°C, with a stay on the skins of ten or twelve days, until the end of the alcoholic fermentation.

The wines are then aged on a rotation basis in oak barrels and French oak barriques.


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