Morellino di Scansano Riserva 2018
94 points, “A beautiful Morellino with sweet berry and cherry character and hints of chocolate and walnuts. It’s medium- to full-bodied with juicy tannins and a delicious, round finish.” – James Suckling
93 points, “Robust aromas of red cherries with a touch of anise and savoury nuances. Tasty and serious elegant expression on the palate.” – Decanter World Wine Awards 2021
93 points, “This is a solid, mid-weight red that boasts a very pretty and vibrant bouquet. There are floral notes and wild cherry capped by graphite or pencil shavings. The wine reveals a lovely, dark garnet colour in the glass, and some of that oak spice comes out as well.” – Wine Advocate
Fattoria Le Pupille is a rising star of the wine world, almost singlehandedly changing the world’s view of the Morellino di Scansano appellation. Their wines need to be tasted to be believed. The Morellino di Scansano Riserva 2018 is a blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon matured for 15 months in big Slavonian oak barrels and – according to the experts at Wine Advocate – sometimes some old barriques that were used for the iconic Saffredi. Supremely focussed, the wine offers intense black cherry, toasted almonds, spice, game, leather, chocolate and cedar. Pair with rustic pasta dishes, cheesy bakes, slow-cooked ragù or wild mushrooms.
Based in the Tuscan fine wine hotbed of Maremma, Fattoria Le Pupille is owned and run by Elisabetta Geppetti. Since its foundation in the 1970s, it has grown from 2 to 75 hectares and now sits at the pinnacle for wine production in Morellino di Scansano. With a little help from the titan of fine wine Giacomo Tachis (think Sassicaia, Solaia and Tignanello), Gepetti launched her flagship Bordeaux-inspired Saffredi in 1987. Only 20 years old when she took over the family estate, for three decades she has tirelessly promoted Morellino di Scansano through her showstopping wines, also finding time to raise five children. A truly inspirational powerhouse.
£2.93 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3445602
Style No.: 880230
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