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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico 2001
Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico 2001
(search item no. 78287)

PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A powerful, full-bodied wine, which has good depth and evident new oak character. It tastes of ripe berries, oak, and vanilla - delightful stuff!

Produced from Sangiovese grapes, Chianti Classico Borgo Scopeto ages in oak barrels of various capacities (20 Hl barrels and barriques) for 12 months.

After a further 5 months' refining in the bottle, it has an intense bouquet with hints of soft fruits. To the palate it is well structured and reveals a good harmony between the tannic and acid components.

Accompanies: a wine for the whole meal, particularly suitable for serving with pasta and rice, all meat dishes and cheese that is not too ripe.

A wine for the whole meal, particularly suitable for serving with pasta and rice, all meat dishes and cheese that is not too ripe.

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About Borgio Scopeto:

Borgo Scarpeto 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. Elizabetta Gnudi owns Borgo Scopeto, and she and winemaker Simone Giunti are responsible for all aspects of the production of Borgo Scopeto wines.

The Chianti Classico of Borgo Scopeto comes from Castelnuovo Berardenga, which is the southern-most commune within the Chianti Classico zone. All vineyards at Borgo Scopeto are dry farmed from the day the vines are first planted.