GROSSETO (GR) PROVINCE or Provincia di Grosseto is located in in coastal south-west Tuscany. The provincial capital (‘capoluogo’) is Grosseto.

TOWNSHIPS | Arcidosso. | Campagnatico. | Capalbio. | Castel del Piano. | Castell’Azzara. Castiglione della Pescaia. | Cinigiano. | Civitella Paganico. | Follonica. | Gavorrano. | Grosseto. | Isola del Giglio. | Magliano in Toscana. | Manciano. | Massa Marittima. | Monte Argentario. | Monterotondo Marittimo. | Montieri. | Orbetello. | Pitigliano. | Roccalbenga. | Roccastrada. | Santa Fiora. | Scansano. | Scarlino. | Seggiano. | Semproniano. | Sorano.

WINEGROWING | This is concentrated in two districts. One is in the south on rolling hills of volcanic origin towards the border with Lazio (‘Latium’) which extend as far as the lagoon of Orbetello. Regions in this zone include Morellino di Scansano DOCG, Bianco di Pitigliano and its red wine sidekick Sovana DOC, Parrina DOC, and Ansonica Costa dell’Argentario and its sidekick for other white and red wines Capalbio DOC. Here the main local grapes are Sangiovese and Trebbiano, plus Ansonica (Inzolia in Sicily), Greco and Verdello (imported from Umbria). The red grape called Alicante was introduced in the 17th-century by the house of Aragon. The second district is to the north in the Colline Metallifere or ‘metal-bearing hills’ where is found the Monteregio di Massa Marittima DOC. Also in the north is the Montecucco DOC which borders the Montalcino region of Brunello fame.