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Maremma Tuscany

DOC area for red wines, rosé wines and white wines in the south of the Italian region of Tuscany. It is located in the Maremma landscape (see there). The former IGT area was highly classified in 2011. The zone covers the entire province of Grosseto. If the grapes come from certain municipalities with classified vineyards, the municipality as well as Vigna followed by the name of the vineyard can be indicated on the bottle label. There are almost 200 defined geographical indications. The municipalities are Arcidosso, Campagnatico, Castel del Piano, Castell'Azzara, Castiglione della Pescaia, Cinigiano, Civitella Paganico, Follonica, Gavorrano, Grosseto, Isola del Giglio, Magliano in Toscana, Manciano, Monterotondo Marittimo, Montieri, Orbetello, Roccalbegna, Roccastrada, Santa Fiora, Scarlino, Seggiano, Semproniano and Sorano.

The wines must contain at least 85% of the respective variety and a maximum of 15% of others. The six white wines are Ansonica(Inzolia), Chardonnay, Sauvignon(Sauvignon Blanc), Trebbiano Toscano, Vermentino and Viognier. The eight red wines are Alicante(Alicante Henri Bouschet), Cabernet(Cabernet Franc and/or Cabernet Sauvignon), Cabernet Sauvignon, Canaiolo(Canaiolo Nero), Ciliegiolo, Merlot, Sangiovese and Syrah.

The Bianco is made from Trebbiano Toscano and/or Vermentino (40%). The Rosso (also known as Novello) is produced from Sangiovese (40%). The Rosato is made from Ciliegiolo and/or Sangiovese (40%). The Vin Santo (in secco and dolce) is produced from Trebbiano Toscano and/or Malvasia = Malvasia Bianca Lunga (zum. 40%) For all of them, up to a maximum of 60% other approved varieties can be used. Of the three wine types Bianco, Vermentino and Ansonica there is also a Spumante.

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