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Maremma

Maremma is a broad definition of a landscape in central Italy that includes all of southern Tuscany and parts of northern Lazio. Originally this was a marshland connected to the Tyrrhenian Sea, which was called "Maritima Regio" in Roman times. This is where the Spanish term "Marisma" (swampy coastal land) originated. In the strictest sense, however, the Maremma comprises only the flat coastal strip between the Gulf of Follonica, the Bruna and Ombrone rivers and the Orbetello lagoon on Monte Argentario, interrupted by the ridges of the Monti dell'Uccellina. The area is considered the "El Dorado" of wine growing and the most interesting development area in Tuscany.



The upswing is demonstrated by the investments and participations in wineries of renowned houses such as Antinori, Castello di Fonterutoli, Frescobaldi, Gaja, Rothschild and many others. One of the reasons for this is that many vineyards have been left fallow and have been replanted. It was here, above all, that the concept of the Super-Tuscans was born. The DOC/DOCG areas in the Maremma are Ansonica Costa dell'Argentario, Bianco di Pitigliano, Maremma Toscana, Montecucco, Monteregio di Massa Marittima, Morellino di Scansano, Parrina, Sovana and Val di Cornia. In viticulture, the wine is usually produced under Maremma Tuscany the southernmost Tuscan province of Grosseto. This former IGT area was highly classified as DOC in 2011.

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