Fattoria Le Pupille Maremma Toscana Saffredi 2020
Elisabetta Geppetti and her daughter Clara are passionate ambassadors of Tuscany's Maremma region, establishing Fattoria Le Pupille as one of its leading producers. Saffredi is an iconic wine from two small vineyards sites at 250 meters elevation. Here, unique soils produce world-class Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot vines. Saffredi has been referred to as the "Lafite of Tuscany."
JS98: Impressive aromas of fresh herbs from the Tuscan coast, such as sage, mint, rosemary and thyme. Blackcurrants, too. Full-bodied with fine, chewy tannins that show beautiful length and consistency. Racy and beautiful, with lots of subtle and refined character. Slightly more cabernet sauvignon this year, which adds class to the wine. 80% cabernet sauvignon, 10% merlot and 10% petit verdot. Give this about three or four years of bottle age.
VM96+: The 2020 Saffredi is compelling. Deep yet quite structured, 2020 is unlike any Saffredi I can recall tasting because of its balance of intense dark fruit and vertical structure. Plum, blackberry, pencil shavings, lavender and spice saturate the palate. Readers will have to be patient, as the 2020 is not as showy as most vintages at the same stage.