In the southern nook of Tuscany, about 50 kilometers inland from the coast, a fox with a hen in its mouth can cross the highway in broad daylight. The idyllic space between the rivers of Amarone and Albegna is sparsely populated. Small cities and villages constructed of centuries-old stone sit enthroned on gentle hills. There isn’t any trade, however agriculture and above all wine. “It’s not simple to maintain the inhabitants. Younger individuals who wish to make a profession transfer away, so it is even higher that now we have the wine,” says Maria Ginesi, the mayor of Scansano. The city owes its largely steady inhabitants of round 4,500 to the inflow of Albanian, Moroccan and Romanian harvest employees.
Scansano makes each effort with its wine-growing heritage, which dates again to the Etruscans. One of the vital fashionable buildings homes the native wine consortium. Lately, it invited trade representatives and wine connoisseurs to an occasion with discussions and wine tasting. Even a colonel from the monetary police was there to warn towards shady dealings. The listeners ought to take away a number of messages: Morellino di Scansano, because the wine-growing area is named, is not simply a mean wine. That is attested to by the best Italian high quality class DOCG (“Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita”), which has been owned since 2007. Since then, the vary has been refined and expanded.