Roccapesta is the name of the wine and Roccapesta is the name of the estate. The use of the same name is deliberate and marks the clear intention that this wine should represent the symbol of the entire estate. Every year we try to produce a Morellino di Scansano that expresses the most of the vintage. This why our Morellino is always different to the one produced the previous year.
Tasting notes Clear and vivid ruby red in colour. The bouquet is intense and persistent, fine, rather broad, and reveals a refined fruity black cherry and blackberry taste enriched by hints of cinnamon, rose, toffee and myrtle, with notes of bitter orange and violet and with a light balsamic note. Cool and pleasant on the palate, the taste is balanced with nicely blended and measured elements of ripe red fruit, spices and a cherry finish. The tannins are fine, mature and elegant. As for its maturing, it is a balanced wine that is still young and has ample potential for ageing.
Mild autumn and little rain. Winter with cold temperatures and little rain. Only a light snowfall in February. Mild spring with average temperatures around 15-18° C. Early start of summer with temperatures in the norm and an almost total absence of rain from mid-May to late October. In early September, a light rain refreshed the land helping the plants to finish ripening. Grapes rich in flavour and with the right balance of sweetness and acidity were harvested in mid-September. The 2012 harvest proved to be a good one, albeit with very low quantities of grape, with good results by some Sangiovese vineyards, demonstrating how this territory is suited to quality viticulture in difficult vintages.
Designation D.O.C.G. Morellino di Scansano
Area of origin Scansano, Maremma Toscana, Italy
Varieties 96% sangiovese, 4% ciliegiolo
Bottles produced 40'000
Available formats 0.750 l and 1.500 l
Oenological additives none, except for a minimal amount of sulphites (native yeasts, spontaneous fermentation)
Fermentation spontaneous in stainless steel tanks (temperature <28° C)
Maceration 22 days
Ageing in the cellar 24 months, partly in 500 l and 600 l wooden barrels and partly in the bottle.
Filtering none (which is why the wines may have sediment, which are the mark of a wine that is rich, alive and active in its ageing)
Harvest date 23.09.2014
Bottling date 03.09.2015
Date placed on sale 01.10.2016
Ageing potential 8/12 years
Pairing roast veal shank, Pici with sausages and mushrooms
WINE GUIDES 2017 Bibenda 4 bunches
Vini d'Italia 15,5/20
Vini di Veronelli 88
Vitae (AIS) 3 branches
Gambero Rosso 2 red glasses