SCOPONE EMBLEM OF ABSOLUTE VALUES
Between Montalcino and Sant’Antimo. In the heart of the Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Hills always dedicated to the cultivation of precious vines and olive trees. Idyllic landscapes, ancient abbeys, timeless beauty.
A terroir of generous minerals, centuries-old stories, and a woman with her gaze fixed on the future. A heathland of Erica scoparia gives its name to the estate and to our excellent wines.
The motto “At Scopone, everything grows” has always characterized the lands of our estate
THE HISTORY & THE TEAM
Fertile soils intended for precious cultivations and vineyards since ancient times, located at almost 500 meters above sea level in the southeast portion of the appellation.
Since 2021, the Minari family has been managing the estate with dedication. Cristina Minari, in particular, moved here from Bologna to transform Scopone into one of the foremost references for excellence in Montalcino.
VINEYARDS & PARCELS
The vineyards of Scopone extend over 12 hectares, cultivated since the nineties mainly in Sangiovese with a small portion of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. The land is exposed on the slope facing Mount Amiata, in the middle of the hills with a slope from 6 to 10%: they are rich in skeleton, with an active layer that is reduced compared to the lower parts, originated by the decomposition of rocks such as galestro and alberese.
Scopone wines are aged mainly in French oak barrels, from 25hl to 65hl.
METHOD & CARE
Fermentation in the cellar lasts about 7-10 days at a temperature of 28-29 ºC and is followed by a maceration phase of about 15 days. The processes take place inside stainless steel tanks with open and closed pumping over, especially in the early stages of fermentation.
Scopone signs excellent wines and products, serving as prestigious ambassadors of the viticultural and agri-food tradition of the Montalcino region.