Capezzana is based in the Carmignano region, north-west of Florence. The area is distinct from neighbouring Chianti as it has a slightly warmer climate, in particular experiencing prolonged heat into the autumn – and harvest season. This allows for the full ripening of Cabernet Sauvignon grape; the ripening process is also aided by the cool breezes off the Appenine Mountains, which at night temper the hot summer days.
80% Sangiovese and 20% Cabernet.
Fermentation at controlled temperatures takes place in stainless steel tanks for 25 days. Aged in large French oak barrels for 14 months then an additional 6 months once bottled.
Such a fine wine this can be drunk now, but will age gracefully for another 5 years.
The Capezzana estate has been in the hands of the Contini Bonacossi family for centuries; although, viticulture in the areas dates back further still, with relict wine jars and tasting cups found in Etruscan tombs dating back to around 1000BC! Today the esteemed estate combines 100 hectares of vineyard and 40 olive groves, continuing the old agricultural traditions of Tuscan region.
Another partner option to Florentine steak, or any cut well cooked frankly. Also partners the local favourite - wild boar.
In the press
Gold- Sommelier Wine Awards 2015
Silver- International Wine Challenge 2014
Silver- International Wine Challenge 2015 (2011 Vintage)
"This is polished and beautiful with flower, dark fruit and stone character. Full body, integrated tannins and a refined and persistent finish. Some black truffle character in the aftertaste. Classy wine." James Suckling, 93 points