Maremma Toscana PDO

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The Maremma Toscana PDO is reserved for the following typologies of wine: White, Red, Rosé, Spumante, White Passito, Red Passito, Late Harvest, Vin Santo and Novello. The Designation also incorporates numerous grape variety specifications.

Production Area

The production area of Maremma Toscana PDO is within the entire territory of the Province of Grosseto, in the Tuscany region.

Blends

White, Spumante, White Spumante, Late Harvest: min. 40% Trebbiano Toscano and/or Vermentino, pure or with the addition of grape berries similar in colour and originating from other grape varieties suitable for cultivation in the concerned area, max. 60%. Red, Red Passito, Novello: min. 40% Sangiovese, pure or with the addition of grape berries similar in colour and originating from other grape varieties suitable for cultivation in the concerned area, max. 60%.Rosé: min. 40% Sangiovese and/or Ciliegiolo, pure or with the addition of grape berries similar in colour and originating from other grape varieties suitable for cultivation in the concerned area, max. 60%.Vin Santo: max. 100% Trebbiano Toscano and/or Malvasia, pure or with the addition of grape berries similar in colour and originating from other grape varieties suitable for cultivation in the concerned area, max. 60%.

Description of product typologies

Maremma Toscana PDO Bianco is straw-yellow in colour; the nose displays floral and fruity fragrances reminiscent of field flowers, peach, apricot and pear; it is sapid, rich and complex on the palate. Maremma Toscana PDO Rosso has a ruby-red colour, varying in intensity depending on the typology; the nose is rich with aromas of Mediterranean scrub, ripe fruit and spices; it is full-bodied and structured on the palate, with embracing tannins and an evolution in the flavours, which range from liquorice to chocolate. Maremma Toscana PDO Rosé is pink in colour with ruby-red highlights; it is delicate on the nose, with intense fruity notes; it is fresh, slightly acidulous and dry, at times medium-sweet, on the palate. Maremma Toscana PDO Rosé wine must be obtained through rosé wine making processes and with red grapes.Maremma Toscana PDO Spumante is straw in colour, varying in intensity and characterised by a fine and persistent perlage; the nose is fine, fruity and persistent, and its intensity and complexity is influenced by the production methods used (higher presence of fruity and floral notes with the “Martinotti” method and a more complex bouquet and hints of bread crust and yeast with the Classic method); it is fresh and slightly acidulous on the palate, with a roundness that can vary in degrees.Maremma Toscana PDO Spumante wines belonging to the “quality sparkling wine” category can be made effervescent with both the “Martinotti” and “Classico” methods.Maremma Toscana PDO Passito Bianco, alone or with specification of grape variety, ranges from golden to amber in colour, varying in intensity; the nose is rich with evolving fragrances of pastries, honey, dried fruit and baked fruit; it is mellow, smooth and sweet on the palate. Maremma Toscana PDO Passito Rosso, alone or with specification of grape variety, has an intense ruby-red colour; the nose offers intense fragrances of ripe fruit with notes reminiscent of chocolate; it is velvety, warm and full-bodied on the palate. Maremma Toscana PDO Vendemmia Tardiva ranges from intense straw-yellow to golden yellow in colour, varying in depth; it is delicate and intense on the nose, at times spicy and with notes of ripe fruit; it is full and harmonious on the palate, rounded, semi-sweet or sweet. Maremma Toscana PDO Vin Santo varies from straw-yellow to amber or dark brown in colour; the nose is rich and complex, ethereal, warm and intense, with evident notes of ripe fruit, raisins and candied fruit; the palate offers velvety sensations, more or less round, with a significant long and persistent finish. Maremma Toscana PDO Novello is ruby-red in colour, at times with purple hues; the nose is intense with red fruit and pansy; it is smooth, slightly acidulous and sapid on the palate. Maremma Toscana PDO Passito wines, including those with specification of grape variety, must be obtained with grapes that have been dried with natural air or in suitable environments; partial dehydration with ventilated air is permitted. The wines cannot be made available for consumption before September 30th of the year following that in which the grapes were produced and after a mandatory period of no less than 6 months maturing in wooden recipients and/or bottles. Maremma Toscana PDO Vendemmia Tardiva wines, including those with specification of grape variety, must be obtained with grapes that have been dried partially or totally on vines. They can be made available for consumption after June 3 of the year following that of the grape harvest, after a mandatory period of at least 3 months maturing in wooden recipients or bottles. The traditional method of vinification for the production of Maremma Toscana PDO Vin Santo wine involves carefully selected grapes being dried in suitable environments with the possibility of partial dehydration with ventilated air; the vinification, preservation and aging of Vin Santo must take place in wooden recipients kegs with a capacity of no more than 500 litres. Maremma Toscana PDO Vin Santo cannot be made available for consumption before March 1st of the third year following that in which the grapes were produced.

Grape variety specifications

The Maremma Toscana PDO may display the specifications of the following grape varieties. From white grape varieties: min. 85% Ansonica (Spumante), Chardonnay, Trebbiano, Sauvignon, Vermentino (Spumante), Viognier, pure or with the addition of grape berries similar in colour and originating from other grape varieties suitable for cultivation in the concerned area, max. 15%, with the exclusion of Moscato Bianco.From red grape varieties: min. 85% Alicante, Cabernet (Sauvignon and/or Franc), Cabernet Sauvignon, Canaiolo,Ciliegiolo, Merlot, Sangiovese, Syrah, pure or with the addition of grape berries similar in colour and originating from other grape varieties suitable for cultivation in the concerned area, max. 15%.Passito with specification of grape variety: min. 85% Ansonica, Vermentino, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Ciliegiolo, Cabernet (Franc and/or Sauvignon), Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, pure or with the addition of grape berries originating from other grape varieties suitable for cultivation in the concerned area, max. 15%.Late Harvest with specification of grape variety: min. 85% Ansonica, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Trebbiano, Vermentino and Viognier, pure or with the addition of grape berries similar in colour and originating from other grape varieties suitable for cultivation in the concerned area, max. 15%.The characteristics of the colour, fragrances and flavour of each specification are those typical of the grape variety and terroir of origin.

Additional specifications

The Maremma Toscana PDO designation can be followed by Vigna (Vineyard) with the relative toponym. Maremma Toscana PDO can also be accompanied by additional geographical indications referring to municipalities, districts, farms and localities within the production area and from where the grapes used to produce the wine effectively originate.

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