2011 Le Pupille Morellino di Scansano Riserva
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale $18.94 (reg. $34.94)
"...the Morellino delivers tons of pleasure. Best of all, it remains one of Italy’s finest values." - Antonio Galloni
We all need wines like this on hand: wines that don't cost an arm and a leg, yet deliver loads of pleasure that far exceeds their humble price point. Though Montalcino and Chianti usually draw the headlines for Sangiovese-dominant wines, Galloni recommends that you take a look "in and around the Morellino di Scansano appellation, where it is often blended with international grapes. When done well, Morellino is one of the very best budget-friendly wines in Italy." And, Le Pupille's 2011 Riserva is a prime example, pairing high quality with an outrageously low price!
Galloni hasn’t been shy about his love for Morellino di Scansano, or Le Pupille’s winemaker Luca d’Attoma. He declared d’Attoma “the hottest winemaker in Tuscany right now” and called his Morellino “one of Italy’s finest values.” Parker too has praised owner Elisabetta Geppetti’s winery as “one of the best run estates of Tuscany” and with their top wine, Saffredi, getting 100-points from Suckling for the 2012, you really can’t go wrong with Le Pupille.
This strikes a beautiful balance of fruit, structure and acidity that makes a great addition to any dinner table. There’s no doubting its Italian heritage the moment it hits the glass – beautifully fresh and focused red fruit takes center stage and combines effortlessly with signature floral and mineral elements, dusty earth and a touch of Tuscan garrigue leading to a zesty, majestic finish.
The 2011 Morellino di Scansano Riserva is currently only available at JJ Buckley, and for less than $20 this is an absolute can’t-miss value that is sure to please the most demanding palates. It goes without saying that you should be loading up on this one by the case. Cheers!