2020 Fattoria Le Pupille, Maremma Toscana, Saffredi

Tuscany,Italy,

£99.00

Bottle size: 75cl,
  • JS-98
  • VM-96.5/100

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Saffredi, the flagship wine of Fattoria Le Pupille, is crafted from a single vineyard, prominently featuring Cabernet Sauvignon, complemented by Merlot and a touch of Petit Verdot. Consistently acclaimed by critics, Saffredi maintains its esteemed status among the pinnacle of Italian wines, and the 2020 vintage is no exception.

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Description

Fattoria Le Pupille`s Saffredi was the first Super-Tuscan to be produced in the south of the region, guided at its inception by the architect of the movement, the great Dr. Giacomo Tachis. Produced from a single vineyard, the wine is driven by Cabernet Sauvignon, supported by Merlot and a dash of Petit Verdot. Critics repeatedly place Saffredi among the highest echelons of Italian wines, and 2020 is no different – James Suckling reaches 98 Points.

Additional information

Wine Type

Red

Country

Italy

Region

Tuscany

Subregion

Maremma Toscana

Vintage

2020

Brand

Fattoria Le Pupille

Cultivar

Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle Size

75cl

Pack Size

1x75cl

Duty Status

Duty Paid

Availability

Immediate

Rating Agencies

James Suckling, Vinous

Reviews

James Suckling 98

Fattoria Le Pupille`s Saffredi was the first Super-Tuscan to be produced in the south of the region, guided at its inception by the architect of the movement, the great Dr. Giacomo Tachis. Produced from a single vineyard, the wine is driven by Cabernet Sauvignon, supported by Merlot and a dash of Petit Verdot. Critics repeatedly place Saffredi among the highest echelons of Italian wines, and 2020 is no different. [James Suckling, 01/06/2024]

Vinous 96.5/100

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. [Antonio Galloni, 01/08/2023]

Anticipated maturity: 2028-2040

Producer Profile

Elisabetta Geppetti, the powerhouse behind Fattoria Le Pupille, is a woman of exceptional energy and vision. She was only 20 years old when she first took the reins at her family’s property in Southern Tuscany in the 1980s. The winery is synonymous with Morellino di Scansano and Elisabetta has been instrumental in placing this appellation on the map of wine lovers, producing excellent value Sangiovese and gaining global fame with the area’s first Super-Tuscan, Saffredi. Her children Clara and Ettore are now instrumental in the winery, and together are working to look toards the future. This second generation has created two incredible, innovative wines: Le Pupille, an amphora-aged Syrah, and Piemme, a phenomenal and unique Petit Manseng.