Wine Fattoria Le Pupille, Morellino di Scansano Riserva DOCG, 2010
Wine of intense ruby red color with purple reflections.
Fine tannic structure and soft texture make the taste of the wine is very harmonious, elegant, pleasant. The finish is persistent.
The aroma of wine is filled with rich tones of red fruits, among which the most prominent shades of maraschino cherries, typical of Sangiovese. They develop into interesting balsamic tones and light nuances of sweet spices.
The wine goes well with appetizers and salads with complex sauces, red meat and game, mature cheese with mustard.
Morellino di Scansano Riserva - a historic wine, first created at the winery Fattoria Le Pupille. Did not exist here Morellino DOC, it appeared only in 1978. But from the first vintage it was clear that this wine is an excellent expression of the territorial Sangiovese and wild force of Maremma. Today, the blend of wine, in addition to overriding Sangiovese, includes a small proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyard area of 8 hectares is located at an altitude of 220-270 meters above sea level and has eastern and south-eastern exposure. The soil is mostly sandy vineyard, with an abundance of stones, rich in minerals. Crop harvested from mid-September to early October. The fermentation was carried out in stainless steel tanks at 28ºC. After malolactic fermentation, in December, the wine is placed in oak barrels where aged 12 months.
Fattoria Le Pupille history is closely linked with the name Geppetto Elisabetta therefore no coincidence that on each bottle of wine produced in Le Pupille worth the name. In 1970 Fattoria Le Pupille was just small farmers who owned two hectares of Sangiovese, from which the small parties of good red wine. In 1978 it was established by the DOC Morellino di Scansano and in the same year, at Le Pupille made the first vintage of this wine. Elisabetta became personally engaged in the development and improvement of this small vineyard with a very clear purpose - to make great wines. The first vintages of 1982 and 1983, were made under the guidance of a renowned expert Giacomo Takis and 1985. Elisabetta Geppetto produces Morellino di Scansano own. In 1987, she creates a wine called Saffredi, a vintage that in 2004 a well-known wine critic magazine "Wine Advocate" Antonio Galloni says: "Owner Elisabetta Geppetto made many great wines, but their Saffredi 2004, she got into the apple." Since 1989, Elisabetta was engaged in formation for future vineyards of white wines: dry "Poggio Ardzhentato" and sweet "SolAlto."
Since the 1990 Fattoria Le Pupille has taken a strong position in the international wine market. Critics appreciated the magnificence of the taste and consistency of quality wines, especially Saffredi, which can be found in the wine lists of the best restaurants around the world. However, Le Pupille did not stop there. Elisabetta Geppetto, establish in 1992 Morellino di Scansano Consortium, and became its first chairman, began to look for land for new vineyards and new varieties. Elisabetta work does not stop for a minute, it is constantly moving forward, making spectacular gains in winemaking. In 2006 the leading German magazine Der Feinschmecker and Wein Gourmet Elisabetta Geppetto was awarded the title of "Winemaker of the Year", which made her the first woman to receive this award.