The Morellino variety, technically defined as "a strain" of much more renowned Sanvgiovese, is grown in the Maremma in particular in the Scansano area, from which the famous DOCG. Legend has it that the the vine derives its name from the dark color of the skin (tending to dark) similar to the color of the coat of the Maremma horses, typical of the area of production. The location south of Tuscany and the proximity to the Mar Tyrrhenian sea give warm growing seasons that allow the grapes to fully mature and develop high sugar levels. The result they are full-bodied, solid and complex wines but not "difficult" to appreciate as sometimes happens with many supertuscans. Despite the rewards and the preferences accorded to this variety, the morellino still runs away the great masses and in fact remains one of the "hidden gems" of oenology Tuscany. The Morellino Riserva has spent at least 2 years aging which at least 1 in wood. The result is a more mature wine than the classic version, with greater complexity and great potential aging.