Podere Casina

Morellino di Scansano DOCG

85% Sangiovese, 15% Syrah

Annual production: 30,000 bottles

Located in southern Tuscany between the towns of  Istia d’Ombrone and Scansano in the Province of  Grosseto

The farm was planted in 1998 by husband and wife Rahel Kimmich and Marcello Parisi.  Rahel, an artist, moved from her native Switzerland to work the farm and manage the guesthouse with her new husband.  Their son Andrea who is now 27, manages the vineyards and is also the winemaker.  Great care is taken to avoid using chemicals and pesticides in the vineyard through the choice and rotation of cover crops and weeding by hand. 

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Harvest: By hand

Total area under vine: 11 hectares

Total production of the farm: 90,000 bottles

Farming method: Sustainable

Fermentation and Vinification: The juice ferments on the skins with a long maceration of 2 - 3 weeks. The juice then ages in stainless steel tanks for 6 months prior to bottling.