- Tasting Notes
Denomination Morellino di Scansano DOCG
Producer Fattoria le Pupille
Region Italy, Tuscany
Variety 85% Sangiovese, 10% Alicante, 5% Ciliegiolo
Serving temperature 18/20°C
Pairing Excellent with first courses based on even elaborate sauces and main courses of meat typical of Maremma cuisine. If served at a temperature of 18 °, it is also perfect for the aperitif.
Brilliant red with light ruby reflections. Rich nose red berried fruits among which the blueberry stands out and the cherry follows.
In the mouth the body is silky, fresh and with a slight persistence aromatic that repeats the notes felt on the nose. Tannins present e well balanced.
Harvest First days of September for the Ciligeiolo, end of September for Sangiovese and the Alicante during the second half of September
Fermentation at 24°C in stainlees steel
Ageing 6 months in stainless steel
A succession of gentle hills watching over the majestic contour of the Monte Amiata. It’s precisely from one of these soft and sensual hills that the story of Fattoria Le Pupille begins and leads it to how it is seen today: a heterogenous reality. In the course of the years, the originating core of the winery effectively enriched itself of new grape particles, reaching today 75 hectares of vineyards, distributed like many mosaic pieces between many stunning areas of Maremma. Another 20 hectares are destined to the olives, and then cereals and cork oaks alternate with pastures reaching up to 420 hectares of overall property.
he core of the property is around the village of Pereta, it is of overall 25 hectares which are now called the ‘old’ Pupille and include a 5 hectare vineyard which gives life to the winery’s legendary wine: Saffredi. With Pereta nearby, the old Pupille are situated between Scansano and Magliano in Toscana, two names which belong to the historical heart of Maremma’s viticulture. Around the village of Pereta, past the Saffredi vineyard, we find Poggio Valente, a one bodied vineyard following the soft hill situated 280 m above sea level. In proximity of Scansano, a 4 hectares plot of land is planted with white grapevines, whilst right outside the gates of Magliano we find a 20 hectare vineyard destined to the production of Morellino. The path that connects the various vineyards of Le Pupille is a path which stretches around a big part of Maremma. A path made of intense light, warm colours, and silhouettes of Judas trees, which seem to set fire to the hills with their vibrant rose pink leaves.