Mantellassi | Estate winery in the Morellino di Scansano DOCG in Tuscany, Italy. It was bought by the Mantellassi family in the 1960s and they remain its owners today. After Ezio Mantellassi passed away, his two sons, Aleardo [married to Silvana] and Giuseppe took over.
Vineyards | The estate comprises 120 hectares (296 acres) of land. There were originally 20 hectares (74 acres) of vines plus cows (until the late 1980s) and sheep (until the mid-1990s) but the focus is now on vines, of which there are 60 hectares (150 acres). The main variety is Sangiovese. The soils are stony with large boulders.
Toscana Bianco DOC, Lucamone | Named after a local Etruscan lord. Pure Vermentino.
Toscana Bianco DOC, Sassobianco | Trebbiano and Malvasia with a little Ansonica.
Toscana Rosso DOC, Querciolaia | 1999 100% Alicante (Grenache).
Morellino di Scansano DOCG Riserva, Mantellassi | 1999 85% Morellino (Sangiovese) plus Canaiolo, Grenache Noir and Malvasia Nera. 15 months in 15-hl oak vats.
Morellino di Scansano DOCG Riserva, Le Sentinelle | Sangiovese plus small amounts of Alicante (Grenache Noir), grown in their highest vineyards (terreno tufaceo calcareo) in Magliano in Toscana. Barrel aged. | 1997 85% Morellino (Sangiovese), 15% Alicante (Grenache Noir). Lots of new oak but lots of very ripe, refreshing black fruit with an appealing bitter twist in 2002 (with Laure on Friday 23rd August 2002 in Burghley Road).
Morellino di Scansano DOCG Riserva, San Giuseppe | 2003 85% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, Malvasia Nera and Canaiolo Nero. The CS dominates, a suspicion of green tannin but overall clean and smooth (Argiano, 03 March 2005).
Fattoria Mantellassi, Loc Banditaccia, 26
I-58051 Magliano in Toscana (GR = Grosseto), Italy
Tel+39 0564.592037 | Website www.fatt-mantellassi.it