Scopone Società Agricola Srl
Tuscany Montalcino (Siena – Italia)
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, Syrah
Introducing Cristina Minari, a dedicated entrepreneur who embarked on a journey to pursue her passion for winemaking and vineyard development in Tuscany. Originating from Bologna, Cristina's commitment led her to acquire the Scopone winery, a hidden gem nestled 500 meters above sea level within the prestigious Montalcino appellation. With a vision to enhance the vineyard's output, Cristina aims to cultivate wines that epitomize the utmost quality and exemplify the essence of Montalcino's winemaking heritage.
Wines, Vines and History
Established in 1996, the Scopone winery flourished under the guidance of consultant Giacomo Tachis, who recognized its viticultural potential. Nestled on a slope facing Mount Amiata, the estate spans 12 hectares and cultivates mainly Sangiovese, complemented by Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah. Its strategic location fosters a mild and well-ventilated climate, ensuring optimal plant health. Boasting a density of approximately 5,682 vines per hectare, the winery produces Rosso di Montalcino DOC, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Scopone IGT, and Rosato Maja IGT. Harvest commences in mid-September, with meticulous fermentation and maceration in stainless steel tanks. Aging transpires in French oak barrels and barriques, culminating in remarkable wines.
Owner: Cristina Minari
Winemaker: Stephane Derenoncourt and Julien Lavenu
Year founded: 1996
Varietals planted: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, Syrah
Total acres: 12 (29,65 acres)
Wines produced: DOC Rosso di Montalcino,
DOCG Brunello di Montalcino,
IGT Rimani (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese),
IGT Rosè Maja (Sangiovese 100%)
Soil: The soils that characterize the higher areas of Montalcino such as Scopone are rich in skeleton with an active layer that is reduced compared to the lower parts formed mainly by the decomposition of original rocks such as marl and alberese. On average the soils have a good percentage of clay with sand, rich in limestone and tend to be thin.
Winery production: 50.000 bottles