Le Mortelle | Maremma
Antinori's eye-wateringly beautiful 'Le Mortelle' estate is located in the heart of Maremma in Tuscany, near the town of Castiglione della Pescaia. It is named after the wild myrrh – mortella – found in this part of the Tuscan coast, and indeed the fostering of local flora and fauna is a central aim of the estate, which includes fifteen hectares of organic orchards in addition to the vineyards.
Since 1999, when the property was acquired by Antinori, the family has dedicated their efforts to improving the vineyards and building the new winery with the firm belief that this area, slowly emerging on the Italian viticultural horizon, has great potential for the production of high quality wines. Cabernet Franc has found a home from home in the warm, sea-breeze-tempered climate, bringing wonderful aroma and freshness to the red wine. For the white, classic coastal variety Vermentino is joined by Viognier and Ansonica (the same as Sicily’s Inzolia), which is making a serious name for itself in the Maremma.