SCAPONE BRUNELLO DI MONTA 2013
From Tuscany in central Italy, Brunello enjoys a distinction as one of Italy’s most favored wines.
Brunello ages well and is great for collecting. The wine is bold, rich, and full-bodied. Red and black fruit assertively grace the nose and palate.
Brunello is made totally from Sangiovese grapes that take on the characteristics of the soil, vegetation and climate of the region in which it is grown.
Layered aromas and velvety tannins complement medium-high acidity. Consider decanting this wine to enjoy its full complexity.
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The history of Scopone begins in the nineteenth century when the farmhouse was the residence of several peasant families who worked in the lands of the property.
During World War II Scopone became a refuge for displaced people and still today the elderly of the town of Montalcino remember with affection that place that hosted them in one of the darkest moments in the history of our country. After the war, various owners succeeded one another until 1992, when the Genazzani family, looking for a country house in Tuscany, acquired the farmhouse and its land.
In 1993 the legendary Settimio Dinetti, born and raised in the vineyards of Montalcino, factor of the Property, made new wine with his hands and feet from the only old vineyard in Scopone and gave a 50-liter demijohn to the Genazzani family. That simple wine was so good that during an anniversary dinner with a large group of friends, the 50 liters disappeared in a flash. Thus was born the idea of transforming Scopone into a winery. The Genazzani spouses rearranged the old vineyard and in 1997 there was the first harvest: a great success! The oenologist Giacomo Tachis, a longtime friend of the Genazzani family, saw great potential in that still so rustic product and it was following his advice that the Scopone Farm was born. Over the years, new vineyards and a semi-underground cellar have been built in order to be able to carefully follow the entire winemaking and aging process on site. Even today the company is managed with love and passion by the family, first of all by Theresia, assisted by her husband Andrea and their children Vanni, David, Nurit and Sarah.
The name Scopone is the original name of the property, which was so called by the locals because of the dense scopes that populate its 20 hectares of wood.