Source: Marc de Grazia

Source: Marc de Grazia


Toscana, Italy

The winery was established and vineyards planted in 1978 by Federigo Abbarchi, a Milanese pilot. The first oenologist was Attilio Pagli, an old friend who, with an assist from his mentor, Giulio Gambeli, brought the first bottled wines int he mid 80s. Scarnacuoia, up at 4-500m, just below the town of Montalcino and overlooking Montosoli. Historically, it is known as the location of Ferruccio Biondi Santi's first Sangiovese planting in the 1870s.

Unfortunately Federigo died suddenly and in 2008, Loredana Tanganelli and her husband, Antonio Brandi became partner of Federigo's widow, Angela Abbrchi, and finally proprietors. Loredana is a passionate beekeeper and Antonio is a passionate viticulturist. Together they decided to embark on this project supported by the Sangiovese champion Maurizo Castelli and the agronomist Luca Felicioni.

The vineyard now extends 4.5 hectares in total. The brand of the estate has been maintained so that the 3 wines - Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino and a Toscana IGT have kept the label of Scopetone. A new cellar was completed in 2015.

Environmentally friendly practices in the vineyards have always been pursued and the estate is now in the conversion phase to be certified organic.