Fattoria Le Pupille, Morellino di Scansano DOCG 2020
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Elisabetta Geppetti, the powerhouse behind Fattoria Le Pupille, is a woman of exceptional energy and vision. She was only 20 when she first took the reins at her family’s property in Scansano, Tuscany. The original wine made here was Morellino di Scansano which, to this day, remains the mainstay of production.
With her vision, Elisabetta enlarged the estate to the current 75 hectares and added to the range Maremma’s first Super Tuscan, the Cabernet-based Saffredi. Thanks to Elisabetta’s incredible work over the last thirty years, Maremma is now firmly on the map of wine lovers.
This wine is 85% Sangiovese plus 15% Ciliegiolo and Alicante. Grapes are from la Carla vineyard (Magliano in Toscana), Maiano and Bozzino vineyards (Istia d’Ombrone), Vecchie Pupille vineyard, all of which are between 50-250 meters above sea level. Harvest was in the first week of September, with the grapes then macerated for 10-15 days at 24C in inox steel tanks.
It’s bright ruby red. On the nose it has marasca cherry, red berries, peony flower and red rose, alternating with hints of cinnamon and cloves. On the palate the wine is crisp and refreshing, with smooth tannins and a long finish. Eat with roasted rabbit with olives, cacciucco alla livornese.