Podere Scopetone

About the producer

This jewel of a Brunello di Montalcino estate was first planted in 1978 by Federigo Abbarchi and Angela Corioni on marne and iron-rich red silt soils at 450 metres above sea level on the north-western corner of Montalcino, with bottling beginning in 1982 under the eye of Giulio Gambelli. Meanwhile Loredana Tanganelli, the daughter of Montalcino's postino (postman) and current custodian of the Scopetone estate, was either just being born or was soon to embark on a career in carpentry and apiary, before planting some vines in Montecucco, near Porrona, during the early 2000s.
In 2003 Loredana the apiarist met Antonio Brandi the zafferano farmer from nearby San Quirico and they planted some more vines together. In 2009, Loredana and Antonio started to rent the 1.5ha gem of a Scopetone estate from Angela Corioni, adding 1.5ha of their own land. Located high up but below the town's walls on predominantly cool red chestnut tree soils along with some marl, their tiny patch of heaven gazes west, so retaining freshness and poise. Their perfumed, relatively delicate wines are sensitively and traditionally made using stainless-steel and 33hl Pauscha Austrian oak botte. Their farming is essentially organic but will resort to treatments if absolutely necessary.


Striving to farm organically but resorting to treatments if absolutely necessary. 400 to 500 metres of alititude. To control diseases and insects, they use low environmental impact products including organic and mineral-based fertilisers. No herbicides are used. Depending on the period of the year, grass cover is left on the rows between the vines.


Traditionally made using stainless-steel and 33hl Pauscha Austrian oak botte. Low doses of SO2 are used to preserve the wines.


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