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2015 Tenuta Caparzo Rosso di Montalcino

ITEM 7953380 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release

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RATINGS

17Jancis Robinson

Concentrated cherry nose with hints of nutmeg, and plenty of rich cherry on the palate framed by bitter-sweet, chewy tannins. Genuine and long, with a creamy touch on the finish.

PRODUCER

Tenuta Caparzo

Tenuta Caparzo was established in the late 1960s in Montalcino, Tuscany. The 470-acre estate includes 225 acres of vineyards. It is owned and operated by Elisabetta Gnudi. Caparzo’s flagship wine is its Brunello di Montalcino. Gambero Rosso, Italy’s leading wine journal, has awarded Caparzo several 3 bicchieri awards, the journal’s highest rating. And it notes that “the hard work that Elisabetta Gnudi has invested in the renovation of this marvelous winery has given concrete results….” The journal adds that “the vineyards are situated in some of the finest subzones of Montalcino, such as Montosoli and Castelgiocondo.”

REGION

Italy, Tuscany, Rosso di Montalcino

Rosso di Montalcino is a DOC than encompasses the exact same area as the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, the difference being that Rosso de Montalcinos require only one year of aging. Located in south central Tuscany below Chianti, the wines of Montalcino, both the DOC and the DOCG, are made of a Sangiovese clone called “brunello,” which means “little dark one,” a reference to the brown tones in the skin of the grape. Unlike some Tuscan appellations that allow other grapes to be blended with Sangiovese, appellation status Montalcinos are entirely Sangiovese. Montalcino itself is a picturesque, hill-top town not especially well known for wine production until the mid-19th century, when a local vineyard owner isolated the brunello clone and planted it. Other growers followed suit. Nevertheless it wasn’t until 1970s that wine enthusiasts started paying attention to Brunello di Montalcino, which by then was becoming an outstanding wine. Today there are 120 estates in the DOCG, up from about 25 estates in 1975.

TYPE

Red Wine, Sangiovese, D.O.C.

This red grape is largely grown in central Italy. As the sole component or in a blend, it gives us Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino and Super Tuscans, among other favorites wines. The name is derived from the Latin for “blood of Jove.”