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 msl on the north-western corner of Montalcino; bottling beginning in 1982 under the eye of Giulio Gambelli. Meanwhile Loredana Tanganelli, the daughter of Montalcino’s postino (postman) & current custodian of the Scopetone estate, was either just being born or was soon to embark on a career in carpentry & 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, & they planted some more vines together. Daughter Giada was born on 15 January 2005.
Skip to 2009 when Loredana & Antonio started to rent the 1.5ha gem of a Scopetone estate from Angela Corioni, adding 1.5ha of their own land. Now they farm 5ha, with the Montalcino vineyards at between 450 – 480 metres asl. Located high up but below the town’s walls on predominantly cool red Chestnut tree soils along with some galestro, their tiny patch of heaven gazes west, so retaining freshness & poise. Their perfumed, relatively delicate wines are sensitively and traditionally made using stainless-steel and 33hl Pauscha Austrian oak botte.
> Essentially organic but will resort to chemicals if absolutely necessary.
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