The wine is obtained from a mixture of various clones of Sangiovese grapes cultivated on the hills of the Maremma. This highly regarded variety has attracted the attention of all ampeleographers. Originated in Tuscany it is cultivated throughout the region and widely diffused, in numerous clones, in the Tuscan Maremma. The hot arid climate of the Grosseto area, with few precipitations, acts as a limiting factor on production. This is a benefit for the quality of the grapes. Especially for Sangiovese grapes.
White grapes from the oldest Maremma viticultural tradition are used to make Sasso Bianco. This wine represents the evolution of Maremma farmhouse whites. Its fragrance, freshness, friendly taste and eclectic table pairings make this a popular wine.
“Labor omnia vincit”. This is the motto for the tenacious and dedicated owners of the Fattoria Mantellassi located in Magliano, Tuscany. Coming from the area around the city of Pistoia, the Mantellassi family moved to Scansano and Magliano in the mid 1800s. There they worked as vine pruners and grafters. In 1960 they planted the first four hectares of their own vineyards at Banditaccia. Six more hectares followed, quite soon joined by twelve more. Today the Mantellassi family manages 60 hectares of vineyards. The Fattoria's vineyards, located among the company’s rolling hills on volcanic calcareous soil, are planted mostly with Sangiovese grapes. Other varieties include Alicante, Cabernet Sauvignon, Morellino, Merlot, Canaiolo Nero, Malvasia Nera, Ciliegiolo, Vermentino Bianco and Sauvignon Bianco. In 1978 Fattoria Mantellassi played a key role in obtaining DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) recognition for Morellino di Scansano wine. Mantellassi is considered one of the most prestigious Morellino producers.
Morellino di Scansano DOCG is the company’s main product, which Fattoria Mantellassi exports in large measure to Germany, Switzerland, the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
Brothers Aleardo and Giuseppe Mantellassi own the Fattoria and directly manage all company operations, from the vineyards and cellars, to public relations, marketing, and sales.