Poggio Brigante cultivates 25 hectares of vineyards towards the southern end of Maremma in the south west corner of Tuscany, a relatively unknown sub region compared to the likes of Chianti Classico and Brunello etc.
Sangiovese is still the number one grape in this region, known locally as Morellino. Regulations stipulate that Morellino di Scansano must be a minimum of 85% Sangiovese.
Poggio Brigante produces three versions of Morellino di Scansano, with varying levels of intensity and complexity. The ‘Etichetta Blu’ is light and fresh, driven by classic sour cherry fruit – its pretty much text book Morellino with sufficient structure to pair well with light meat dishes.
The range is filled out by a Vermentino [savoury and crisp with good levels of minerality] and a Syrah, a wine that opens up brilliantly to show attractive dark berry fruits with spice and pepper – a fuller style with good tannic grip.