2009 Saffredi Le Pupille

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Average critic rating : 93.0 points



The 2009 Saffredi comes across as a bit subdued at this stage. Dark red cherries, licorice, tobacco and new leather meld together in this supple Saffredi. Overall, the 2009 looks like a fairly restrained and accessible Saffredi, with neither the structure nor the opulence of the truly great vintages. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2027. ||Le Pupille is one of the most fascinating wineries in Italy. Every few years seems to bring a revitalization. The newest development is the arrival of consulting oenologist Luca D’Attoma. It will be interesting to see where Le Pupille goes in the coming years. I think it is safe to say D’Attoma is the hottest winemaker in Tuscany right now.||A Leonardo Lo Cascio Selection, Winebow, Montvale, NJ; tel. (201) 445-0620 Wine Advocate.June, 2012

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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