Scopetone Brunello di Montalcino 2010
Not Vintage Specific
Item Number: 18818
Wine Advocate 94+
"The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino shows ethereal tones of licorice, dried cherry and pressed violets from the outset. These are quintessential Sangiovese aromas that ground this wine to an impressive sense of varietal pureness. Its ace card is elegance and this is especially well played in the 2010 vintage. Another quality of the wine is the beautifully delicate way it evolves in the glass to deliver slow moving tones of licorice, cola and grilled herb. This Brunello shows a medium build followed by very long persistence. You don't get power or muscle here, instead you get elegance and finesse. It should be great to see how this wine evolves over the next 10-15 years."
Located in the famed Scarnacuoia cru, adjacent to the Montosoli cru and neighbor Pertimali (Livio Sassetti), Scopetone completely outclasses its peers. These wines flaunt a finesse and site-specific character that belies the powerful core lurking below. Winemaking is overseen by consultant Attilio Pagli, who uses a minimum of new oak, allowing old vine character to shine through with aged plummy fruits, saddle leather and tobacco notes. The superb, rare Rosso is a smaller-scaled and more approachable version of the Brunello. Less than 100 cases are imported to the entire U.S. each year of the two wines combined - quantities are extremely limited.
To control diseases and insects, Scopetone uses low environmental impact products including organic and mineral-based fertilizers and sulfur and copper-based products. No herbicides are used. Depending on the period of the year, grass cover is left on the rows between the vines.
Low doses of SO2 are used to preserve the wines.
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Information about Scopetone Brunello di Montalcino 2010
Bottles per case: 12
Type: Italian Red
Region: Italy > Tuscany