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SCOPETONE

Address:Loc. Scopetone 53024 Montalcino SI

Owner:Loredana Tanganelli and Antonio Brandi

Year of establishment:1980

Average annual production:19,000 (bottles)

Total vineyard extension (hectares):4.5

Planted varietals and extension (hectares):Sangiovese - 3 ha
Sangiovese for the production of Brunello di Montalcino - 1.5 ha

Vine training system:
Cordon spur

Cultivation method in the vineyard:50% tilled, 50% grass left between the vines

Type of viticulture:in the conversion phase to certified organic

Harvest period:beginning of October

Agronomist:Luca Felicioni

Oenologist:Maurizio Castelli

Special contents

Brunello 2010

Brunello 2011

Brunello 2012

History

The winery was started and vineyards were planted in 1978 by Federigo Abbarchi, a Milanese pilot. The first oenologist was Attilio Pagli, an old friend of ours, who, with an assist from his mentor Giulio Gambelli, brought us the first bottled wines in the mid 80s. We knew the area, Scarnacuoia, up at 4-500 meters just below the town of Montalcino overlooking Montosoli. Historically it is known as the location of Ferruccio Biondi Santi’s first Sangiovese planting in the 1870s.
Unfortunately Federigo died suddenly and in 2009 Loredana Tanganelli and her husband Antonio Brandi became partners of Federigo’s widow, Angela Abbarchi, and finally proprietors. Loredana is a passionate beekeeper and Antonio is a passionate viticulturist (he has previously worked for a local estate), together they decided to embark on this project supported by the Sangiovese champion Maurizio Castelli and by the agronomist Luca Felicioni.
The vineyard extension is now 4.5 hectares in total: 1.5 hectares of Sangiovese for the production of Brunello in Montalcino and 3 hectares of Sangiovese in Montecucco (Tuscan Maremma). The brand of the estate has been maintained so that the three wines – Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino and a Toscana IGT (also 100% Sangiovese made from the vineyards in Montecucco) have kept the label of Scopetone.
A new cellar has been completed in 2015.
Environment friendly practices in the vineyards have always been pursued (so not to harm the bees) and the estate is now in the conversion phase to be certified organic.
Brunello 2009 was the first vintage produced by Loredana and Antonio. 

 

WINES by this producer

Wine name:Brunello di Montalcino "Scopetone"

Appellation:BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG

Zone:Montalcino (province of Siena)

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Wine name:Rosso di Montalcino Scopetone

Appellation:ROSSO DI MONTALCINO DOC

Zone:Montalcino (province of Siena)

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Wine name:Toscana Sangiovese IGT "Scopetone"

Appellation:TOSCANA IGT

Zone:Cinigiano (province of Grosseto)

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