Some (relative) newcomers on the wine scene have a great past. Take Supremus. Launched in 2009, it was actually over thirty years in the making. Its creators, Neil and Maria Empson, set up Neil Empson Selections in 1972 and subsequently founded several of their own brands from various Italian regions.
Tuscany had always been a favorite, as was working with their winemaker of choice and close personal friend, Franco Bernabei, the maestro of Tuscan reds – aka “Mr. Sangiovese.”
The combined passion and experience of Empson and Bernabei has brought splendid fruit in this “Supremus Tuscan” that epitomizes the harmony of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Grapes hail from a few of the region’s finest vineyard sites in the areas of Maremma, Colline Pisane, Colli Fiorentini and Chianti Classico. Vines are over 25 years old, yielding small, highly concentrated crops.