Tuscany, Montalcino
Fattoria Scopone

The estate is located in Montalcino, on the road to Castelnuovo dell'Abate - Sant'Antimo. At 475 metres above sea level, the farm is on a south-facing hillside with a gradient from 60% to 10%, and is partly sandy and partly clayey with thin and rich calcium. The area enjoys a mild climate and is well suited for the cultivation of vineyards or other arboreal plants, such as olive trees.

Fattoria Scopone Genazzani-Baijens family is one with Florentine roots from Modena and decided to return to Tuscany to begin a business in winemaking. Scopone is a new venture started and currently owned by Tessie Baijens Genazzani and her husband Andrea Genazzani, with the aim to combine the old Tuscan wine traditions with modern technologies in winemaking. 

The vineyards have been planted since 1995 with carefully chosen stocks and clones that would best fit the different soil types. Apart from Sangiovese, there are parcels planted with Carbernet Sauvignon and Merlot, accompanied by small surfaces with Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Vines are mainly grown with the horizontal spur method. Tinelle Cavalzani, cone-shaped stainless steel tanks, are used to ensure consistent temperature control during fermentation. Several types of barriques are used for aging, the first and second pass, built in France in the area of Cognac. The woods are predominantly French oak and American oak. Temporary stocking takes place in Slavonia oak barrels from 20 to 30 hectolitres or in stainless steel vats.

Scopone wines have achieved recognition at international events such as the International Oeonological Competition held during Vinitaly and Los Angeles County Fair Wines of the World Competition.

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