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Maremma

Maremma is understood in a broader sense to mean a landscape in central Italy, to which the entire southern one Tuscany and parts of the northern Lazio belong. Originally, this was a swamp landscape connected to the Tyrrhenian Sea, which was called "Maritima Regio" in Roman times. This gave rise to the Spanish term "Marisma" (swampy coastal country). In a narrower sense, the Maremma only encompasses the flat coastline, interrupted by the ridges of the Monti dell'Uccellina, between the Gulf of Follonica, the rivers of the Bruna and the Ombrone, and the lagoon of Orbetello on Monte Argentario. The area is known as the "El Dorado" of viticulture and the most interesting development area in Tuscany.



The upswing is demonstrated by investments and investments in wineries from renowned houses such as Antinori. Castello di Fonterutoli. Frescobaldi. Gaja. Rothschild and many others. One of the reasons for this is that many vineyards have been abandoned here that have been newly planted. Here the concept of Super-Tuscans born. The DOC / DOCG areas in the Maremma are Ansonica Costa dell'Argentario. Bianco di Pitigliano. Maremma Toscana. Montecucco. Monteregio di Massa Marittima. Morellino di Scansano. Parrina. sovana and Val di Cornia, In viticulture is usually under Maremma Toscana understood the southernmost Tuscan province of Grosseto. This former IGT area was classified as a DOC in 2011.

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