2008 Saffredi Le Pupille

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Average critic rating : 91.0 points



The 2008 Saffredi, on the other hand, is a bit mystifying. It comes across as quite understated and lacking the necessary mid-palate juiciness to balance the 75% new oak barrels. Dark red fruit, spices and flowers emerge over time, but the wine’s customary explosive, exuberant personality are nowhere to be found. Ultimately, the 2008 is well-made but lacks excitement. The 2008 Saffredi is 49% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Syrah. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2023. ||Elisabetta Geppetti makes some of the most delicious wines in the Tuscan Maremma. Readers who want to learn more about the estate should check out my recently published article on www.erobertparker.com covering verticals of the estate’s twin flagships Poggio Valente and Saffredi.||A Leonardo Lo Cascio Selection, Winebow, Montvale, NJ; tel. (201) 445-0620 Wine Advocate.August, 2011

Fattoria Le Pupille is a Tuscan wine producer located in Maremma, owned and operated by Elisabetta Geppetti . The estate was founded in the 1970’s with only five acres of Sangiovese and is now comprised of 75 hectares of vineyards based around the Maremma region. Le Pupille is considered the leading property in the Morellino di Scansano appellation and make 8 wines in their total production. Their top wine, Saffredi, is made of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot from vineyards 250 meters above sea level. This wine put Geppetti on the map when she launched it alongside winemaker Giacomo Tachis in 1987. To this day, Saffredi is a highly sought after wine with scores that frequent the 95-96 range from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. Elisabetta Geppetti continues to push the perception of the Morellino di Scansano appellation forward. The beautiful wines made a Fattoria Le Pupille are a testament to the quality and potential of Morellino di Scansano DOCG and these wines are rising stars in the wine world.

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