Fattoria le Pupille, Morellino di Scansano (Tuscany, Italy) 2020

($19):  Elisabetta Geppetti’s estate, Fattoria le Pupille, is one of the leading producers in the Morellino di Scansano, a DOCG located in southern Tuscany, near the coast.  Though Sangiovese provides the base for Morellino, as it does in Chianti Classico, the wines from Morellino are typically richer than those from Chianti Classico because of the warmer climate.  This one, a blend of Sangiovese (90%) and Ciliegiolo, has expected black-cherry lushness buttressed by juicy Tuscan acidity.  It is terrific now with grilled steak.  It would be a good choice for the upcoming grilling season.
90 Michael Apstein May 23, 2023