2017 Fattoria Le Pupille Morellino di Scansano Poggio Valente
Sangiovese - 750ML
2017 Fattoria Le Pupille Morellino di Scansano Poggio Valente
  • WA 94
  • JS 93
  • VN 93

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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2019
This is a pure expression of Sangiovese that punches above its weight with an almost Brunello-like intensity. The color and the tannic weight here is more prominent than in most Sangioveses, however, that unique coastal...   This is a pure expression of Sangiovese that punches above its weight with an almost Brunello-like intensity. The color and the tannic weight here is more prominent than in most Sangioveses, however, that unique coastal Tuscany character is always there with rosemary and Mediterranean shrub. Dark and fully concentrated, the 2017 Poggio Valente offers chalky notes followed by blackberry and black cherry. I love the harmony and the seamless nature of the bouquet. There is a note of sweetness on the close. This is a terrific, medium to full bodied Sangiovese. - Monica Larner  
JS 93
jamessuckling.com, September 2018
(92-93 points) Shows tension and focus for the vintage with plenty of ripe fruit and intensity.
VN 93
Vinous, January 2021
The 2017 Poggio Valente is rich and explosive in the glass. Black cherry, plum, chocolate, licorice and spice are kicked up a few notches in this decidedly exuberant Sangiovese. I would prefer to drink the 2017 on the...   The 2017 Poggio Valente is rich and explosive in the glass. Black cherry, plum, chocolate, licorice and spice are kicked up a few notches in this decidedly exuberant Sangiovese. I would prefer to drink the 2017 on the early side, while it retains the youthful opulence that makes it so indulgent to enjoy now. The 2017 spent two years in oak, mostly 500 and 600 liters. -- Antonio Galloni  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Morellino di Scansano
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%

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.