2020 Fattoria Le Pupille Morellino di Scansano Riserva

Price:$27

Style:

Savory | New World

Rating:

Very Good

Type Red, Table, Dry
Country Italy
Region Tuscany, Morellino di Scansano
Variety Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol 14%
Drink Date 2023 – 2030
Published December 2023

Rating: Very Good
Character

Very Good

Excellent

WOW
Fruit, Earth & Oak Aromas & Flavors Pleasing Fruit and/ or earth aromas and taste The varietal character of the grape really gets your attention Stops you in your tracks
Complexity On the nose and palate, multiple sensory elements across the fruit, earth & oak spectrum More elements are in play, at more sensory-stimulating levels; a sense of place Each time you smell, each time you taste, you sense new, deeper elements
Balance Harmonious; not dominated by one element, like jammy fruit or oak The harmony holds as intensity builds A full chorus or orchestra , all in tune
Finish Some duration, a pleasant reminder Duration up to 20 seconds Duration exceeds 20 seconds
Primary Flavors
  • Jammy Black Fruits
  • Garrigue
  • Tobacco
  • Mint
  • Blood Orange
Structure

Acid

Low
Medium
High

Body

Light
Medium
Full

Tannin

Low
Medium
High

Style

Old World
Contemporary
New World
About this Wine

On the nose, this wine delivers deep notes of blackberry and blueberry jam, black currant, and Mediterranean herbs, along with notes of tobacco, blood orange and black pepper. On the palate, this wine has a medium-plus body with good freshness and fine integrated tannins. Citrus notes follow the deep fruit flavors on the extended palate. This is a great effort, delivering ripe fruits yet maintaining freshness from what was a hot vintage. This wine will pair well with food, especially more rustic meat or pasta dishes. 

DAOU Mountain and Vineyards

The Morellino di Scansano Riserva has been a consistent outperformer over the years, winning wide critical acclaim for the quality it delivers in an under-$30 price point. The winery owner, Elisabetta Geppetti, is recognized as a trailblazer in this area of coastal Tuscany, and her flagship wine, Saffredi, stands every bit the equal to many other great Super Tuscan wines.