2019 Fattoria Le Pupille 'Poggio Valente' Morellino di Scansano Riserva DOCG Italy
Located in the Tuscan village of Pereta, Poggio Valente has been owned by Fattoria Le Pupille since 1996. Produced since 1997, Fattoria Le Pupille's IGT Toscana Rosso Poggio Valente is made from a 12-hectare vineyard benefiting from a south-western exposure and located 280 metres above sea level. This hilly terroir is unique as its soil is composed of sand, sandstone and clay.
95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Morellino di Scansano Riserva Poggio Valente is a breakthrough wine for Fattoria le Pupille and its talented winemaking team. This is a complete and balanced expression that shows its best side to all the senses: its appearance is richly saturated and bright; the bouquet is intense and complex; and the mouthfeel shows elegance and power. In all, this wine tastes and feels much younger than it really is and I have high hopes for its future aging ability. It shows a great sense of inner energy and liveliness that makes it a pleasure to drink in the near term as well. Soft flavors of black cherry, spice and grilled herb wrap thickly over the palate.
94 points James Suckling
A fascinating pure Sangiovese with gorgeous blackberry and fresh mushroom character. Hints of spices. Full body yet bright and refined with a velvety tannin structure. Lovely complexity and savory character.
92 points Vinous
Le Pupille's Poggio Valente Riserva represents a clear stylistic departure from the past. Powerful, expressive and also dense, the nevertheless presents a super-classic interpretation of structure. Far from an easygoing wine, the is going to need at least a few years to come into its own. This is the second vintage aged in 500-600L barrels, a choice that has given the Poggio Valente a much more classic feel. The has only recently been bottled, but it is pretty impressive just the same. I can't wait to see how it ages.