Slightly mature ruby. The nose opens up to red fruits then delivers a slightly vegetal touch recalling fresh oak. Good presence on the palate which is full and soft with silky tannins. Lovely fat balanced by a tenser finish. Quite enjoyable.
Borgo Scopeto is an old and well-established estate producer of Chianti Classico, and is a true borgo – a hamlet with its own church, post office, town center and residences.
Elisabetta Gnudi owns Borgo Scopeto, along with Altesino, Caparzo and la Doga, and she and winemaker Simone Giunti are responsible for all aspects of the production of Borgo Scopeto wines. Chianti Classico, in the center of Tuscany, is considered the heart of the Chianti wine producing region.
It is bordered on the north by Florence and to the south by the city of Sienna, and covers 18,000 acres. It includes the commune of Castelnuovo Berardenga, from which the Chianti Classico Borgo Scopeto comes. Castelnuovo Berardenga is the southern -most commune within the Chianti Classico zone, and one of the vineyard areas of Chianti Classico with the most limestone deposits and very high stature in the grand scheme of quality for Chianti Classico. Rows of vines alternate with olive orchards, and are traditionally the only crops that cover the dry, gritty and sandy slopes of the region