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Fattoria Le Pupille’s Saffredi – 2004 back to 1987
See details of our Italian Wine Festival for other Italian tasting notes. There's nothing new or remarkable about planting Bordeaux varieties in the Maremma nowadays. Everyone's doing it (although, incidentally, Delia Viader of Napa Valley's venture has been abandoned apparently). Planting them in the early 1980s, however, was positively prescient and Fattoria Le Pupille's development of a four-hectare plot as the source of their famous Supertuscan Saffredi gave them and the vines a head start. The other factor in the superiority of this wine over many of its more recent peers is the altitude of the vineyard, 280 metres...
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