Fattoria Le Pupille Morellino di Scansano 2012
Ruby red in color, with aromas of wild berries, juicy red and black cherries, leather, and spice interwoven with a delicate floral note. On the palate, the wine is incredibly smooth and velvety with noticeable but well-integrated tannins and a bright finish. This wine would be wonderful with Crostini Toscani ai Fegatini (crostini with chicken liver pate) or other meat dishes.
90% Sangiovese, 5% Alicante,5% Malvasia Nera. Fattoria Le Pupille, located in the Tuscany region of Italy, is a small estate owned by Elisabetta Geppetti. In the 1970s, Fattoria Le Pupille was a farmhouse near Pereta with just five acres of Sangiovese vines. Even on this small tract of land, a good red wine was being produced and bottled, albeit in limited quantities. In 1978, the Morellino di Scansano DOC was created; that same year marked the first harvest of the new DOC wine at Le Pupille. Eventually the space in Pereta became too restrictive and Le Pupille moved to its current headquarters, where the estate now comprises 175 acres.