2020 Fattoria le Pupille Morellino Di Scansano DOCG

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Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Toscana
Winery Fattoria le Pupille
Vintage 2020
Grape Alicante bouschet Sangiovese
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13.5%)
Drink window 2022 - 2025
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The name Le Pupille comes from the two farms on top of the two hills, which are considered to be the eyes (pupils) that watch over the medieval village of Pereta. A true pioneer in Maremma, the southern part of Tuscany, Fattoria Le Pupille is inextricably linked to the production of red wines. Sangiovese, the grape considered the king of this domain, occupies 70% of the vineyards and is the soul of their famous Morellino wines. Elisabetta Geppetti turned this family estate into a modern and enterprising wine estate, which today has 75 hectares of vineyards, divided like a mosaic between the beautiful areas of Maremma. In 1987 they launched their first Saffredi, the wine that has put this region on the map for its excellence, not only in Tuscany, but also far beyond.

The soil varies from a clay and ferruginous soil to a soil with a good presence of gravel. The Morellino Di Scansano comes from vineyard La Carla (Magliano in Toscana), vineyard Maiano and Bozzino (Istia d'Ombrone) San Vittorio, Vignacci Alta and vineyard Vecchie Pupille. Located 50-250 meters above sea level. The vines were planted from the late 1980s to 2002.

The Morellino Di Scansano is a blend of 85% Sangiovese, 10% Alicante, 5% Ciliegiolo. The Ciliegiolo is often used in Tuscany together with the Sangiovese to soften the present tannins. The grape is also part of a small part of traditional blends such as Chianti. In the nose the scent of red berries, rosemary and an aroma that reminds us of Maremma. The base is firm and balanced by good acidity. A long-lasting wine, juicy and with beautiful melted tannins.A wine owed to its land, but with a style that is appreciated worldwide.

Vineyard for 2020 Fattoria le Pupille Morellino Di Scansano DOCG

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.

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Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Toscana
Winery Fattoria le Pupille
Grape Alicante bouschet, Sangiovese
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2020
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2025
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 91
James Suckling rating 92
Tasting Profiles Dry, Aged on wood, Red fruit
Drink moments Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch
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