185 hectares in the heart of the Maremma
The profound experience and the passion for Sangiovese are the origin of Val delle Rose in the Maremma area.
In 1996, the Cecchi family purchased the Val delle Rose winery in the small town of Poggio la Mozza, which is in the heart of the production area of Morellino di Scansano. At the time of purchase, Val delle Rose had its vineyards roughly planted on 25 hectares.
The Cecchi intervention was similar to a small farming revolution in that the agricultural techniques used up until then did not guarantee the consistent quality needed for a winery to survive.
With soil studies in hand, and the known practices carried out in many other places - Maremma revealed an enormous potential in its terroir; so much so the winery decided to enlarge the planting area to its current 100 hectares, where the star varietal is Sangiovese.
Naturally favourable soil and climate
The Tuscan Maremma is one of the new frontiers of quality Italian viticulture.
Among the primary areas of high viticultural development, Morellino di Scansano is the one which has proven to be the most decisive, achieving the ‘Controlled and Guaranteed Designation of Origin (D.O.C.G.)’ in 2007.
The expansion of the cultivated area was about 1500 hectares and involved six municipalities in the province of Grosseto. Scansano is at 500 metres above sea level. The cultivated areas’ slopes face the town centre and descend towards the sea.