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Brunello di Montalcino, Scopetone

Brunello di Montalcino, Scopetone
  • 100% Sangiovese
  • Calcareous clay soils
  • Fermentation and maceration on the skins occurs over the course of 15 days in steel vats
  • Aged in medium size (30 hl) oak casks for 36 months followed by 12 months in glazed cement vats, plus  4 months in bottle
  • 375 cases produced each year on average
Producer:
Vintage:
2016
Country:
Italy
Region:
Tuscany
Appellation:
Brunello di Montalcino
Variety:
Sangiovese
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Press & Reviews

Wine Enthusiast

Score:
92
Date:
2021-05-01
Review:
Earthy aromas of tilled soil, black-skinned berry and leather lead the way. The savory, succulent palate offers ripe black cherry, ground clove and tobacco alongside fine-grained tannins. Drink 2023–2032. 

James Suckling

Score:
92
Date:
2020-11-11
Review:
Sweet berries and flowers with fruit-tea and leather undertones. Medium-bodied with fine tannins that are polished and layered. Elegant and delicate. Drink after 2022.

Vinous Media

Score:
93
Date:
2020-11-24
Review:
The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino dazzles with a display of sour cherries, sage and clove with hints of cedar, licorice and flowery undergrowth. The balance here is spot-on, as silky textures give way to ripe red berries offset by tactile minerals, sour citrus and brisk acids which add lift and cooling freshness. Its tannins mount steadily toward the close in a classically dry and structured expression under an air of inner florals. What a beautifully pure expression of Sangiovese.

Jancis Robinson

Score:
18
Date:
2021-03-30

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