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Wine and Vine Museum in Scansano

A journey through the history and culture of wine-making traditions

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Via XX Settembre 34 Cansano (GR)

The Wine and Vine Museum in Scansano is located in Palazzo Pretorio and is a true journey into the discovery of the great wine-making tradition of this town in the Maremma, the birthplace of the Morellino. The exhibition unfolds across five sections that valorize a product that represents the territory’s identity.

The close relationship between the climate, the terrain and the wine products is documented and techniques for production and cultivation are highlighted through objects and recipes written in dialect that play witness to the customs of the production techniques that have withstood the test of time.

The museum also features the six DOC wines from the area, like the Bianco di Pitigliano and the Ansonica, with explanations about the areas and characteristics of the territory where they’re produced, their properties, their flavours and the taste of the wine.

Particular attention is paid to the Morellino di Scansano, a DOC wine since 1978 (the 2006 harvest was awarded the DOCG recognition. The Morellino is one of Tuscany’s most typical wines, and has been protected by the Consorzio di Tutela del Morellino di Scansano since 1992.

Info: comune.scansano.gr

The town of Morellino looks onto the beauty of the Maremma landscape
Scansano is located in the hilly Maremma inland along a strip of land between the coast and the slopes of Mount Amiata, boasting vast and varied panoramas. It dates back to the Etruscans and the Romans as evidenced by the archeological site in Ghiaccioforte. It was dominated by the Aldobrandeschi family, who built a castle in the village that was later used as a convent. ...