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Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico 2016

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3.9 86 Ratings
750ML / 0% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Dark ruby red. Bouquet is full and intense but at the same time sweet and fruity, with hints of black soft fruit. Pleasant overtone of noble wood, vanilla and cocoa and a surprising cherry finish. Dry, firmly structured, austere and elegant on the palate; well balanced. Excellent persistence of the flavor on the palate.

Wine to accompany the entire meal, especially thick soups, all kinds of meat and half-mature cheese.

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JS 91
James Suckling

This is already showing some attractive tertiary character, including leather, tar and earth, in addition to dried cherries and red plums. Full body, ripe and round tannins and a fruit-driven finish. Drink in 2020.

WS 90
Wine Spectator
Round and expressive, boasting cherry, raspberry, leather and earth flavors that echo on the finish, this is firmed up by sinewy tannins, remaining fresh and long. Drink now through 2028.
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Borgo Scopeto, Italy
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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.

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One of the first wine regions anywhere to be officially recognized and delimited, Chianti Classico is today what was originally defined simply as Chianti. Already identified by the early 18th century as a superior zone, the official name of Chianti was proclaimed upon the area surrounding the townships of Castellina, Radda and Gaiole, just north of Siena, by Cosimo III, Grand Duke of Tuscany in an official decree in 1716.

However, by the 1930s the Italian government had appended this historic zone with additonal land in order to capitalize on the Chianti name. It wasn’t until 1996 that Chianti Classico became autonomous once again when the government granted a separate DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) to its borders. Ever since, Chianti Classico considers itself no longer a subzone of Chianti.

Many Classicos are today made of 100% Sangiovese but can include up to 20% of other approved varieties grown within the Classico borders. The best Classicos will have a bright acidity, supple tannins and be full-bodied with plenty of ripe fruit (plums, black cherry, blackberry). Also common among the best Classicos are expressive notes of cedar, dried herbs, fennel, balsamic or tobacco.

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