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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:
2015
Country:
Italy
Region:
Tuscany
Appellation:
Brunello di Montalcino
Variety:
Sangiovese
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
93
Date:
2020-10-15

Wine Enthusiast

Score:
92
Date:
2020-05-01
Review:
Scorched earth, black-skinned berry and tobacco aromas come together on this. The juicy medium-bodied palate offers fleshy black cherry, clove, cinnamon and white pepper alongside fine-grained, enveloping tannins. Drink 2022–2031.

James Suckling

Score:
90
Date:
2020-09-20
Review:
This is a rather light Brunello for a 2015 with rose petals, orange peel and lemons. Medium-bodied, fine and sleek with some attractive acidity. Drink now.

Vinous Media

Score:
91+
Date:
2020-04-02
Review:
Luminous pale red. Classic Sangiovese aromas of red and dark berries, violet, blood orange and red licorice. Juicy and fresh, offering vibrant strawberry and candied violet flavors, with a jolt of liquid minerality on the back. Gains sweetness on the floral, long finish that features repeating blood orange notes. This doesn’t strike me as the most concentrated or memorable Brunello Scopetone has ever made (one of the best and yet most under the radar Brunello producers), but I do like this wine's balance and precision. Maybe I just caught it in an awkward phase.