Scaccomatto

This is the wine which has made our fame and, in each and every vintage, measures our mettle. The decision to stake our bets on noble rot forces us, every year, to make a rigorous choice of the grapes and, when Nature has not been generous with us, forces us to renounce making the wine. A sacrifice which is compensated by a wine of incredible structure, character, and longevity. The vintages which mean the most to us are the 1987, the first, the 1992, a decisive year in terms of the selection of the grapes and, finally, the 1998 and 2001, memorable vintages in terms of the concentration and purity of the noble rot.

GRAPES: Albana, a late harvest with successive passages through the vineyard to select the grapes with noble rot.

FERMENTATION: partly in 60 gallon French oak barrels used once previously and partly in small stainless steel tanks
AGING: partly in 60 gallon French oak barrels and partly in stainless steel tanks
AVERAGE PRODUCTION: 3000 half bottles, 600 bottles and 150 magnums
VINTAGES PRODUCED: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007

 

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

5 Grappoli - Duemila Vini - AIS: Scaccomatto 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 e 2007
Oscar Internazionale del Vino 2008 - Bibenda AIS: Miglior Vino dolce Italiano: Scaccomatto 2005
Guida Oro e Ex Vinis - Veronelli Editore (Daniel Thomases - Gigi Brozzoni): Scaccomatto 2000 - 90/100, Scaccomatto 2001, 2004, 2006 - 95/100 e  2007 super *** 93/100  
Vino Slow - Slow Food Editore: Scaccomatto 2007
Tre Bicchieri - Vini d’Italia - Gambero Rosso / Slow Food: Scaccomatto 1996, 2001 e 2004
I Vini d’Italia - L’Espresso: Scaccomatto 2004 - 17/20, Scaccomatto 2005 18,5/20
Cucina e Vini: Scaccomatto 2006 5 sfere
The Wine Advocate - Robert M. Parker Jr: Scaccomatto 2000 - 90/100, Scaccomatto 2001 - 95/100
Vinum (Christian Eder): Scaccomatto 2003 - 17,5/20
Falstaff (Othmar Kiem): Scaccomatto 2003 - 91/100
Wine Enthusiast (Monica Larner): Scaccomatto 2003 - 92/100
La Revue du Vin de France