Production


Winemaking

Takes exclusively place in stainless steel “Tinelle” with autonomous controlled temperature and pumps.

Ageing

In 20-30-60-65 besides the 225 L. barriques, prevalently French oak . and, partly, in American oak of the same capacity.

As stated by the Disciplinary, the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG undergoes an ageing period of at least 2 years in wood containers. The first passage is strictly done in new barriques.  For the successive passage either barriques or casks are used. The wine ages in bottles for at least 6 months.

The Rosso di Montalcino DOC, as a choice of the Farm, is put in barriques from 3 to 6 months. The Disciplinary foresees at least 4 months of glass-ageing.

The IGT Toscana “Il Bagatto” stays in the barriques from 18 to 22 months.

For all the wines, temporary stocking takes place in “sweet” Slavonia oak barrels from 20 to 30 Hl or, according to the necessity, in stainless steel tins.

The DOC Sant’Antimo Il Gregoriano has a short passage in Slavonian casks before being bottled

Bottling

The bottling takes entirely place within the cellar’s facilities using a truck with bottling line. The planned enlargement of the cellars will allow more space for the Farm’s own bottling line.
The capsules and the labels are put on the bottles upon the incoming orders.

Bottle ageing

The Azienda Agricola Scopone’s cellar is provided with ample and dedicated spaces maintained at a constant temperature, expressly structured to host the bottled product. They allow the wine to mature under the best circumstances.

Production

The inscription in the Vineyards Register of the “Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita ” allows the production of Brunello DOCG for a total of 21.680 liters and of Rosso DOC for a total of 10.100 liters.
The inscription in the Vineyards Register of the “Denominazione di Origine Controllata Sant’Antimo” allows the effective production of the wine “Il Gregoriano” and, in part, of the wine “Il Bagatto”, declassed to IGT Toscana.

The effective quantity of the bottles depends on many variables of the vintage year. For Scopone this means an average production of 148 hl. of Brunello di Montalcino, 105 hl. of Rosso di Montalcino, 66 hl. of IGT Toscano e 347 hl. of Sant’ Antimo.
According to the circumstances part of the annual wine production may not be bottled and the youngest vine stock implantations obviously allow for lower quantities only.
The Grappa di Brunello, is made using the pressed skin of the grapes of the Sangiovese, which are taken to the hearth of Northern Italy in the Province of Trentino, home of the greatest specialists in distilled products. There, Bernardino Poli, from the Distillery Casimiro Poli, with his secret arts, distils the Grappa di Brunello for Scopone.