Estate Poggio Maestrino
Magliano (Grosseto) - Maremma
Twenty hectares at an altitude of between 200 and 300 meters in one of the most highly valued wine-growing areas of the Maremma, in the municipality of Magliano in Toscana, in southern Tuscany. This is the Morellino di Scansano production area, consisting of 22 hectares of vines, the base of Morellino di Scansano DOCG and a Riserva version.
Poggio Maestrino’s history is rooted in the Etruscan-Roman period, which the earliest evidence and findings date back to. For centuries, the Amiata-Maremma area played an atypical role in Tuscany: this district, which is full of vast wooded areas, discouraged the expansion of sharecropping for centuries.
Starting in the late 18th century, the municipalities around Scansano experienced a significant population increase, extending the perimeters of housing settlements. This phenomenon played a fundamental role in the subsequent development of viticulture in the entire Maremma area, an agricultural practice that became increasingly popular over the centuries until the boom of Morellino di Scansano, which is now one of the most prestigious red wines in the region, sanctioned by the Consorzio di Tutela institution in 1992 and recognized as DOCG since the 2007 harvest.