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2010 Tenuta Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino La Casa

ITEM 7977682 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Amount Total
$70
Item Sold Amount Date
I7988463 1 $71 Oct 31, 2021
I7988462 1 $71 Oct 31, 2021
I7949542 1 $70 Sep 12, 2021
I7934527 1 $65 Aug 29, 2021
I7916939 1 $70 Aug 8, 2021
I7859927 1 $75 Jun 13, 2021
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RATINGS

96James Suckling

Intense aromas of iron, rust, earth and dark, dried fruits. It's full-bodied, with incredible depth of fruit, berries and lemon peel. Drink or hold. A beautiful Brunello. So much going on here. Gorgeous.

95The Wine Advocate

... dark intensity with blackish-garnet undertones... a large array of aromatic qualities that include dried cherry, spice, leather, tobacco, licorice and tar. It aspires to high complexity and intensity and it delivers on that promise...

92Wine Spectator

There's plenty of cherry and strawberry fruit at the core of this red, wrapped in a cloak of tannins. Vibrant and elegant...

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, Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino is regarded as one of Italy’s best appellations. Located in south central Tuscany below Chianti, the wines of Brunello di Montalcino 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, Brunello di Montalcino is 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. Brunellos in general are bigger, darker, more tannic and more powerful wines than Chiantis or most other Sangioveses. By law they must be aged for four years, and two of those years must be in wooden barrels.