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2007 Capanna Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

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ITEM 8097075 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

Bidder Amount Total
wadho $60 $60
$60
Item Sold Amount Date
I8097075 1 $60 Jan 23, 2022
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RATINGS

95The Wine Advocate

A drop-dead gorgeous wine...caresses the palate with freshly cut flowers, sweet red berries, spices, licorice and mint. Layered, polished and exceptionally beautiful... impresses for its silkiness and finesse.

PRODUCER

Capanna

Capanna is a 50-acre estate in Montalcino, Tuscany. Since 1957 it has been owned by the Cencioni family. Capanna’s flagship wines are its Brunello di Montalcinos, though it also makes Sangiovese blends, Pinot Grigio and Grappa. Some 70,000 bottles are produced annually. Wine Advocate has often awarded the Brunellos ratings in the 90s. The estate is in the Montosoli district, considered some of the appellation's prime vineyard terrain.

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.