Manciano is a commune in the southern part of Grosseto province, in coastal south-west Tuscany. Wines made here include  Morellino di Scansano DOCGAnsonica Costa dell’Argentario DOC, and Sovana DOC. Manciano lies 11 miles (18 km) southwest of Pitigliano and 25 miles (40kms) northeast of Orbetello. Locals are known as Mancianese. Manciano was once a fairly important market town for the area of the Albegna and Fiora valleys, with a stronghold already recorded in the twelfth century. A brief occupation by Siena (1419–55) left the town an imposing fortress built around 1424. The most important site in the commune is Saturnia, an old Etruscan town with medieval walls, remains of a Roman road, and best known for its thermal springs dating to the Roman period and still in use today.

Post code: I-58014.

Population2004 7,207.

Patron Saint: Saint Leonard. Saint day 06th November.

Frazioni: Marsiliana. | Montemerano. | Poderi di Montemerano. | Poggio Capanne. | Poggio Murella. | San Martino sul Fiora. | Saturnia.

Terroir: Tufaceous soils (as near Pitigliano of Bianco di Pitigliano fame).

Wineries

Certified BiodynamicLa Busattina.

Certified organic: Poggio Foco.

No certificationFattoria Acquaviva.

Bibliography

Burton Anderson, The Wine Atlas of Italy (Mitchell Beazley, London, 1990).

David Gleave, The Wines of Italy (Salamander Books, London, 1989).

Nicolas Belfrage MW, From Brunello to Zibibbo–The Wines of Tuscany, Central and Southern Italy (2nd edition, London, 2003).