2016 Fattoria Le Pupille Morellino di Scansano Riserva
Sangiovese - 750ML
  • JS 94
  • WA 93
  • WS 92
  • VN 92

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$18.94

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Reg: $24.94

$18.94

This product is
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JS 94
jamessuckling.com, November 2019
This is very dense and polished with a beautiful texture of fruit and polished tannins. Creamy and caressing. Full body. Tight and intense. Complex flavors of berries, spices, cedar and chocolate, as well as light meat... expand This is very dense and polished with a beautiful texture of fruit and polished tannins. Creamy and caressing. Full body. Tight and intense. Complex flavors of berries, spices, cedar and chocolate, as well as light meat. Equal to the excellent 2015. Sangiovese and cabernet sauvignon. Drink or hold. collapse
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2019
(93+ points) The 2016 Morellino di Scansano Riserva has made a great leap forward in recent vintages. The blend is 90% Sangiovese and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the wine is aged in old Saffredi barrique along with larger... expand (93+ points) The 2016 Morellino di Scansano Riserva has made a great leap forward in recent vintages. The blend is 90% Sangiovese and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the wine is aged in old Saffredi barrique along with larger botte. The wine shows a stunning crispness and a sharp focus in this vintage. It opens to black cherry notes and generous red fruit, with very lightly toasted almond and spice at the back. The mouthfeel is full, and while the bouquet starts off a bit closed, the finish grows steadily in volume and girth. It would be a nice accompaniment to grilled portobello mushrooms. Some 60,000 bottles were made. This wine offers excellent value from coastal Tuscany. collapse
WS 92
Wine Spectator, October 2019
Offers hints of earth and game, with ripe plum cherry, licorice and leather flavors. Firm and long, if a tad dry on the finish, but food should help. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2025. 4,000 cases... expand Offers hints of earth and game, with ripe plum cherry, licorice and leather flavors. Firm and long, if a tad dry on the finish, but food should help. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2025. 4,000 cases made, 250 cases imported. — BS collapse
VN 92
Vinous, March 2020
The 2016 Morellino di Scansano Riserva is a big, powerful wine. Black cherry, spice, leather, espresso, cedar and grilled herbs give this boisterous Riserva tons of richness and intensity. The addition of ten percent... expand The 2016 Morellino di Scansano Riserva is a big, powerful wine. Black cherry, spice, leather, espresso, cedar and grilled herbs give this boisterous Riserva tons of richness and intensity. The addition of ten percent Cabernet Sauvignon gives the 2016 distinctly savory top notes that, while attractive, add a vegetal quality that is evident. Perhaps in the wine's early days, the Cabernet gave something to the wine, but today, I am not sure it does. -- Antonio Galloni collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Morellino di Scansano
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Label

The Riserva represents the roots of Fattoria Le Pupille, being the first wine made by the young winery—even before the creation of the DOC Morellino in 1978. The Riserva is the full expression of Sangiovese and the wild strength of Maremma.

Winery

Fattoria Le Pupille

Fattoria Le Pupille, located in the Maremma region of Tuscany, is a leading winery owned by Elisabetta Geppetti, the Ambassador of Maremma and called the Lady of Morellino. As a young student, Elisabetta had foreseen great productive potential in the countryside she loved, and armed with her enthusiasm and love of wine which she inherited from her grandfather, she embarked on a journey to transform her family’s small wine estate into what it is today: 175+ acres of vineyards, more than 500,000 bottles made every year and presence in the markets of four continents.

The core of the property is around the village of Pereta surrounded by 65 acres of vineyard that include 12 acres which give life to the winery’s legendary wine: Saffredi. With the support of Italian wine legend Giacomo Tachis, she replanted Cabernet Sauvignon on a few vines of Sangiovese, which in 1985 started bearing fruit, giving birth to a project that has made the winery the true pioneer of Maremma.

The operating nucleus of the property, from early 2000, is in proximity of Istia d’Ombrone near Grosseto. The winery is an antique farmhouse surrounded by a 30-acre vineyard, including a small patch dedicated to Sangiovese grapes coming from ancient vine rows.

The Le Pupille vineyards are planted to 70% Sangiovese, 10% Malvasia Nera and Alicante, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot, 2% Syrah and 2% Cabernet Franc. There are 23 acres of vineyards for the white grape varieties: Traminer, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.