2017 Morellino di Scansano DOCG Fattoria Le Pupille, Tuscany, Italy
On the nose the predominant morello cherry evolves into small red berry notes. The elegant body reflects its freshness and persistence. Tense and silky tannins.
Aged for 8 months, 95% in steel and 5% in barrique of second use.
13.5% ABV. 85% Sangiovese, 10% Alicante, 5% Ciliegiolo.
The original wine made here 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.
Other innovations followed soon after, though Elisabetta was careful to keep her international varieties separate from her Sangiovese based wines. The most important addition to the range following Saffredi was the singlevineyard Poggio Valente.
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.