The Estates in the Maremma
In 1998, the Zingarelli family, driven by their far-sighted entrepreneurial approach, decided to explore an area where the winemaking tradition has exceptionally ancient roots – the Maremma. Within the DOC zone of Morellino di Scansano, Rocca delle Macìe purchased the 80-hectare Campomaccione estate in order to cultivate Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah grapes with modern planting systems featuring 6000 plants per hectare. The dry, hilly soils – together with the area's warm, drought-prone climate – favor the excellent ripening of the grapes, while the brackish sea air is essential for the development of the specific aromatic characteristics that are transferred from the grapes to the wine. This estate gives its name to Morellino di Scansano Campomaccione, Rocca delle Macìe's first wine to come out of the investments it has made in the province of Grosseto.
In 2003, Casamaria Farm was acquired to reinforce Rocca delle Macìe's participation in the Scansano zone. This 67-hectare farm already had 15 hectares under vine, and was chosen for the planting of the winery's first Vermentino vineyards, from which the grapes were used to create the second wine produced in this area: Occhio a Vento. This sun-drenched, sea-kissed land has given and will continue to give great results for Rocca delle Macìe, which aims at all times to enhance the quality of its products while respecting the areas in which it operates.