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Maremma

By Maremma one understands in the broader sense a landscape in central Italy, to which the entire southern one Tuscany and parts of the northern Lazio belong. Originally, this was a marshland associated with the Tyrrhenian Sea, which in Roman times was called "Maritima Regio". This is the origin of the Spanish term "Marisma" (marshy coastal land). In the narrow sense, however, the Maremma covers only the shallow, interrupted by the hills of the Monti dell'Uccellina coastal strip between the Gulf of Follonica, the rivers of the Bruna and the Ombrone and the lagoon of Orbetello on Monte Argentario. The area is called the "El Dorado" of viticulture and the most interesting development area of ​​Tuscany.



The upswing is proved by the investments and holdings in wineries of renowned houses such as Antinori. Castello di Fonterutoli. Frescobaldi. Gaja. Rothschild and many others. One of the reasons for this is that many vineyards were abandoned here, which were newly planted. Here above all the term was used among other things Super-Tuscans born. The DOC / DOCG areas in 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 Grosseto. This former IGT area was highly classified as a DOC in 2011.

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