2015 Saffredi, Le Pupille, Tuscany, Italy
“Saffredi … is now among the very finest wines being produced anywhere in Italy.” Antonio Galloni
Le Pupille’s newly released Saffredi 2015 continues a run of very strong vintages from this remarkable estate in the Maremma. Elisabetta Geppetti and her extraordinarily talented consultant, Luca d’Attoma, are now making a Super Tuscan that has come to define the region.
Often spoken of in the same breath as Sassicaia, Ornellaia and Tignanello, Saffredi is a fraction of the price of its famous neighbours. The 2015 vintage promises to be one of the greatest ever, heralded by Luca d’Attoma as ‘out of this world’. James Suckling’s 99 points is the first review to appear. The wine is indeed terrific, displaying all the hallmarks of sensuous Cabernet with an irresistible Tuscan decadence.
"I love the currant and rosemary character of this wine. Some sage, too. Complex aromas that draw you in. Full body, extremely tight and chewy with a long and intense finish. The tannins are fantastic – so polished. Focused and beautiful. Mineral undertone with ash and hot stone highlighting the dark fruits. It goes on for minutes. Needs three or four years to come together. But a serious red all the way." 99 points, James Suckling
Le Pupille, a winery that has become a synonym for quality and a pioneer of excellence.
Elisabetta Geppetti is a woman of exceptional energy, determination and vision.
She was only 20 years old when, in 1985 she first took the reins at her family’s tiny 2 hectare property near Pereta in the Scansano zone.
It was a time when Tuscan wines were at a low ebb, those of Scansano almost non-existent – and women winemakers were practically unheard of. As a student, Elisabetta believed that this unique region held the key to producing wines with fabulous potential. Her understanding of the land and her love of wine combined with her skill and tenacity are responsible for a stunning range of wines.
The original wine made was Morellino di Scansano which, to this day, remains the mainstay of production. With her steadfast vision, Elisabetta added an international aspect to the estate which manifested itself in the Maremma’s first Super Tuscan, the Cabernet-based Saffredi which was first released in 1989.
Elisabetta is truly an undisputed star of the Italian wine scene having spent 3 decades tirelessly promoting her beloved Morellino di Scansano region and outstanding estate, whilst also finding the time to raise 5 children. A power house of talent and one of Tuscany’s wine royalty, one cannot fail to be enchanted by her superb wines.