Fattoria Le Pupille Maremma Toscana Saffredi 2020 1.5L
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.
WA95: This blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot is exuberant and explosive. The 2020 Saffredi reveals a very ripe and rich interpretation of this iconic wine made by Elisabetta Geppetti and her family. The blend of fruit is the same, but 2020 actually sees less oak intervention to allow that dark fruit to shine through. There is blackberry, perfumed rose, dried apricot, spice and sweet cinnamon. In all, the wine offers immediate fruit and a vertical delivery of flavors. Finding that combination of wine versus oak is not easy, Elisabetta tells me.