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There is also the symbolic wine of southern Tuscany among the excellences assigned by the most important Italian wine guides and among the judgments of the most authoritative international magazines. A certainly positive year is about to close as regards the awards that Morellino di Scansano has managed to win.

“Also this year national and international critics have devoted attention to our wines both in the Reserve versions and in the younger vintage versions" comments the director of the Consorzio Tutela Vino Morellino di Scansano Alessio Durazzi. "Morellino is the peculiar expression of Sangiovese on the Tuscan coast and manages to express its character in both types, offering the opportunity to savor, with every sip, our territory and our history".

The main Italian Guides have awarded more than one label of the appellation with the maximum recognition: the Gambero Rosso with the Tre Bicchieri award, the Guide to Vini Buoni d'Italia of the Touring Club with the Crowns, DoctorWine by Daniele Cernilli with the Faccino, the Vitae guide of the Italian Sommelier Association with the Four Vines, Slowine of the Slow Food association with Top Wine. "The growth path of the wines of the appellation has made it possible to reach levels of excellence" he claims Bernardo Guicciardini Calamai, president of the Consortium for the Protection of Morellino di Scansano "the uniqueness of Morellino can be recognized in its being a "popular" wine, in the positive meaning of the term, and at the same time being able to express great quality and unique characteristics, which make it a perfect interpreter of its territory".

Among the international publications, Gardini Notes, written by the homonymous and famous Italian sommelier and wine consultant, mentioned 25 Morellino di Scansano over 90 points, a similar result also present in this year's online tasting notes of James Suckling, one of the most influential and respected wine writers in the world, as well as on the website of the famous world guru Robert Parker. There are also excellent scores reserved for some Morellino di Scansano labels also from very famous magazines in the sector such as the Americans Wine Enthusiast, W e Vinous. "They are certificates that gratify us and push us to continue on the path of quality and typicality that we have been following for some time - concludes the director Alessio Durazzi -. The indissoluble and strong bond with our territory will increasingly characterize the actions that, as a Consortium, we will implement. Morellino and its land look with optimism to future challenges, aiming decisively towards sustainability and wine tourism".

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