Ghiaccio Forte Morellino di Scansano is an absolute belter of a wine from an area which never gets the recognition it deserves. The wine is now 100% Sangiovese (Morellino being the local name for Sangiovese) and is powerful yet silky and super fresh. There is a lovely crushed red fruit character and lots of cherry notes which combine perfectly with herbal spiced notes and a subtle savoury note. It has a notable maritime influence and is simply a delicious glass of wine.
Ghiaccio Forte, situated in Scansano in the province of Grosseto, was purchased by top Brunello producer Castello Romitorio in 1999. The vineyards sit in a barren landscape which lies just 25km from the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is a unique microclimate of altitude, south west exposed vineyards, volcanic soils and a maritime influence which combine to create a unique expression of Sangiovese which offers superb value when compared to wines from some of the other Tuscan regions.