Lady of Morellino, Ambassador of the Maremma, President of the Consortium, Winemaker of the year: these are just some of the titles and awads accumulated over the years by Elisabetta Geppetti,from many years protagonist of the viticulture of Maremma region with Fattoria Le Pupille, a splendid winery resulting from her vision, stubbornness, courage and perseverance.
Elisabetta’s is “a great love story with the Maremma and with wine”, that begun by the hand of her grandfather who brought her closer to the winemaking family tradition and materialized, albeit still very young, with the help of her father and his friend oenologist Giacomo Tachis, who contributed to the generation of great wines in the Maremma area.
Fattoria Le Pupille, headquartered in Istia d’Ombrone, near the eponymous river and a few kilometers east of Grosseto, on the road that leads, after many curves, to Scansano, the cradle of Morellino, is made up of several estates with vineyards and olive groves, for a total of 420 hectares part of which covered by a dense wood of cork-trees, oaks and holms, playing a vital role in the local ecosystem. There are 80 hectares of vineyards between 50 and 280 meters of altitude above sea level, with a prevalence of red berried grapes both native (Sangiovese, Alicante and Ciliegiolo) and allochthonous (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot), along with a balance of international white grapes such as Petit Manseng, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.
In this kaleidoscope of parcels, soils, exposures and grapes, Fattoria Le Pupille produces wine honoring the local tradition of Morellino di Scansano and enhancing the characteristics of international grapes both with mono-varietal yield and in blend, delivering from many years world-famous wines and particularly loved by international critics, including the famous Saffredi, introduced in 1987 and produced with the intention to create a great wine thanks to the hand of one of the oenologists who made the history of Italy, Giacomo Tachis.
If the Maremma came up as a further reference in the production of the so-called Supertuscans, a natural continuation of the Bolgheri territory located a handful of kilometers further North, it is due to Elisabetta Geppetti and her entrepreneurial vision put into practice with a purely territorial vocation: a mix that could only be successful, and so it was.