Fattoria Le Pupille - Poggio Argentato Bianco Toscana IGT 2019
Fattoria Le Pupille - Poggio Argentato Bianco Toscana IGT 2019 (89 TSW)
How do we celebrate International Sauvignon Blanc Day?
With a nice blend of 60% Sauvignon blanc, 25% Petit Manseng, 10% Traminer and a splash of Semillon from the Maremma - Tuscany region.
We enjoyed this in Magnum style a while ago at the 2 Michelin star restaurant @brut_172
I hope they reopen soon. Cheers to the team of @brut_wines - Check them out.
They have a great feed with a podcast and nice winepackages.
The name of Fattoria Le Pupille has nothing to do with the eyes of the owner, because "pupil" means in Tuscan parlance as much as "hill". On one of the numerous elevations of the Maremma near Istia d'In the early 1980s, Elisabetta Geppetti, mother of five children, took over an abandoned farmhouse with a manor house east of Grosseto and restored it in the typical Tuscan style. The winemaker and art historian is full of energy and joie de vivre. With her wines produced at Fattoria Le Pupille, she has not only created a masterpiece that combines tradition with modernity, but has also made a declaration of love for the region that came to be honoured late.
About the wine:
Vinification: Soft pressing, maceration for few hours at low temperatures, alcoholic fermentation. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation takes place for one third of the total. Maturation: 5 months in steel tanks except for the Petit Manseng, which ferments for 25 days in new tonneaux where then it’s aged for 3 months. The big wood enhances the flavors and supports the tannic element, typical of this vine. Petit Manseng gives a fuller body and a greater aromatic scent.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a bright citrus yellow color with golden reflections.
On the medium(+) nose aromas of citrus, apple and pear with hints of tropical fruit, blossom, honey and light vanilla.
On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium(+) acidity and nice freshness. Fresh and round in the mouth with a medium length finish.