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Montecucco Sangiovese

DOCG red wine area in the Maremma area in the Italian region of Tuscany. The previously in the DOC area Montecucco contained wine was highly classified in 2011. The zone extends over about 350 hectares of vineyards. It includes the municipalities of Arcidosso, Campagnatico, Castel del Piano, Cinigiano, Civitella Paganico, Roccalbegna and Seggiano in the province of Grosseto.

It may be the community or Vigna followed by the name of the label on the bottle label when the grapes come from classified vineyards. These are the locations Stribugliano (Arcidosso), Marrucheti, Montorsaio and Sant'Antonio (Campagnatico), Montenero d'Orcia and Montegiovi (Castel del Piano), Borgo Santa Rita, Castiglioncello Bandini, Monticello Amiata, Castel Porrona, Poggi del Sasso and Sasso d'Ombrone (Cinigiano), Monte Antico, Civitella Marittima, Paganico, Casale di Pari and Pari (Civitella), as well as Cana (Roccalbegna).

The wine must be at least 90% Sangiovese The remaining 10% may be other legal varieties. He has to mature for 12 months in the wood and 4 months in the bottle. Of the alcohol content must be at least 13% vol. With a maturation period of 30 months, of which 24 in the wood and 6 in the bottle, and 13.5% vol alcohol content, he may Riserva call.

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