Barco Reale, Cappezana
2017

Capezzana, Barco Reale di Carmignano

Italy,Tuscany

4.00 out of 5
(2 customer reviews)

Barco Reale is the youthful wine from the Carmignano area, made from Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Soft, full and fruity, it has lovely aromas of cherries and plums.

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£17.50

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Origin

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.

Grape Variety

70% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Canaiolo Nero and 5% Cabernet Franc.

Grapes are fermented and macerated at controlled temperatures in stainless steel vats and tanks respectively. The wine is aged for 12 months in Allier oak barrels and 3 months in the bottle.

Alcohol Percentage

13.5%

Cellar Potential

Enjoy now and over the next 18 months.

Producer

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! Barco Reale means 'royal palace' and refers to the property of the Medici Grand Dukes, who were previous owners. Today the esteemed estate combines 100 hectares of vineyard and 40 olive groves, continuing the old agricultural traditions of Tuscan region.

Food Match

Try the traditional Tuscan pasta with a wild boar ragu - or another meat alternative; or simply a rich tomato and basil sauce.

In the press

Bronze- Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 (2010 Vintage)

2 reviews for Capezzana, Barco Reale di Carmignano

  1. ryanbrady1981
    4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    A mild body, heavy with cherry, blackberry, and tobacco notes, which melt quite beautifully with the fragrant nose. The body is modest and the finish just a touch sweet, with a hint of pepper on the back end, but it’s hard to pass up at this price.

  2. Will
    4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Surprisingly oaky – almost like a rioja to the inexperienced. A lovely wine indeed though

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