2018 Fattoria le Pupille Saffredi
This is the showpiece of Fattoria Le Pupille called Saffredi. The vineyard for this top wine grows 250 meters above sea level and is very small, 5 hectares. After the manual harvest, the Super Tuscan matures for 18 months in oak barrels, 75% of which are new barrels. This gives it a lot of tannins and structure, what a beast of a wine! In the scent ripe black fruit such as blackberries and currants supplemented with herbs, vanilla, oak wood and plums. The taste of this Fattoria Le Pupille Saffredi is very complex with many notes of black fruit, cinnamon, vanilla, cedar wood and much more! clearing and cherries in the nose. In the mouth lots of black fruit, jam and a hint of coffee and tobacco. Long lingering with a spicy-smoky touch. The discovery continues with this wine! This is an amazing wine and 2018 has received no less than 96/100 Parker points and 97/100 points from Suckling. Antonio Galloni from Vinous (97+/100) writes in his review of the 2018: " It may very well be the most refined Saffredi I have ever tasted "
World famous in Tuscany: the visionary Elisabetta Geppetti. With Fattoria Le Pupille she put Maremma on the map. She makes wines with the highest possible scores, never finished, never finished Geppetti goes for the very best. With her icon wine the Saffredi in the lead.
An eye for detail and extreme dedication from both Geppetti and famous winemaker Luca D'Attoma ensure a wine of this caliber. 30-year-old cabernet sauvignon and merlot vines, growing at an altitude of 250 meters, provide highly concentrated late-harvested grapes. The poor sandy soils make it so difficult for the sticks that there is only quality in the grapes. After the fermentation, it ripens for 18 months on small (75% new) barriques and a few months in the bottle.
Together, the nature and perfectionism of the Geppetti / D'Attoma duo ensure not only a top wine, but an icon with character. While there is no sangiovese in it, you can smell the typical Tuscan scents of dried red cherries, thyme, tobacco, graphite and flowers. All very precisely and delicately recognizable. On the palate intensity like a great Burgundy: a lot of taste, refinement, full and yet airy and elegant.
Le Pupille traditionally consists of two farms that, like outward looking pupils (eyes), could protect the village behind Pereta. From the beginning, passion for top wine was clear. The first harvest year only came on the market four years after the harvest and the 'godfather of the Super Tuscans' Giacomo Tachis (Sassicaia, Ornellaia etc.) was appointed as an advisory oenologist. Elisabetta Geppetti already knew as a child that wine was going to be the ambassador of the beautiful Maremma.
After the death of Tachis, Luca d'Attoma, known from the cult domain Tua Rita, was hired as an advisory winemaker and that is bearing fruit. Where Le Pupille has always been good, it has impressed in recent years with wines that are close to the ultimate score. Now affordable, in a few years you want that you had purchased several boxes for the current prices.
|Type of Wine
|Fattoria le Pupille
|Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
|Drinking as of
|James Suckling rating
|Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Red fruit
|Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch