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
Brunello di Montalcino
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Press & Reviews
Aromas of sunbaked soil, leather, exotic spice, violet and menthol come together on this. The taut elegant palate delivers juicy Marasca cherry, orange zest, chopped mint and star anise while fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity provide balance. Drink 2021–2028.
Bright red. Very perfumed floral nose of red berries and minty herbs. High but harmonious acidity lifts and extends the strawberry, orange peel and mineral flavors on the long, vibrant back end. The wine ages roughly 24 months in 33-hL Slavonian oak casks. Scopetone’s Brunellos are always some of the shrillest, most taut and pristine wines made in all of Montalcino, though at times they could use just a touch more flesh. That recognized, I love the floral perfume, very juicy strawberry flavors and mineral edge that give this wine a unique personality among Montalcino’s greats.