Terre di Talamo is on Tuscany’s southern coast, in Maremma, across from the Argentario Gulf. The winery is owned by the savvy Marco Bacci (Renieri, Castello di Bossi), which is why I even know about this and have the chance to offer my first ever Morellino di Scansano.
Whether it’s Montalcino, Maremma, or Chianti, Marco’s wines always offer a tremendous sense of place, giving this wine a great expression of the rocky, clay soils from which it was drawn, as well as the warm, coastal environment that impacted it along the way. In a hot year in Tuscany, Marco Bacci’s 2015 Morellino di Scansano was made entirely in stainless steel, giving it a supercharge in aromatic left as well as approachability and early drinkability.
Morellino is the locals’ term for Sangiovese; I had it the other day with a Nicholas Burger from B&R and got a chance to enjoy it for about five whole minutes before there was a figurative fire to put out. It was certainly a treat though.
Lots of inviting aromas of black cherry, violet, blueberries and spice. The wine attacks you from the first sip with its vibrancy and energy. It’s ready to go, I promise you that. A full-bodied, robust mouthfeel with generous dollops of blue and black fruits, good tannic structure and great balance. Leaves a pleasant aftertaste that has you coming back for another sip time and time again.
92 Points, James Suckling
This is a gorgeous red with so much mushroom and black cherry aromas and flavors. Full body, velvety texture and a flavorful finish. Dusty second texture. Delicious Morellino. Drink or hold.