Capezzana - Carmignano Villa di Capezzana 2015
Capezzana - Carmignano Villa di Capezzana 2015 (91/100 TSW)
The days are getting shorter again and the nights are getting colder. The perfect red sip for these days.
Variety: 80% Sangiovese and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Appellation: Carmignano docg
Vinification: The wine is fermented with native yeast, before undergoing 13 days of extended maceration post fermentation. Malolactic fermentation occurs in French tonneaux before the wine is then aged with 60% in 2nd, 3rd or 4th passage French oak tonneaux, 10% in new French oak tonneaux, 30% in 5 - 30 year old untoasted Allier or Slavonian barrels for 12 months.
Price range: €27,-
My tasting notes:
In the glass a deep ruby red color.
On the medium (+) nose aromas of dark cherries, blackberries and plums with hints of spices, tobacco, vanilla and leather hints
On the palate dry, medium++ bodied with medium(+) acidity and fine grained tannins. In the mouth round with flavours of dark fruits, tobacco, cocao, coffee and cedar and a medium(+) length finish.
To pair with: Beef, lamb, veal, poultry and charcuterie.
Few wineries in the world possess the stature, respect and devotion that the Contini Bonacossi family has cultivated and maintained over five generations with their Tenuta di Capezzana winery. The estate is located 12 miles west of Florence in the Carmignano sub-zone, one of the oldest recognized wine producing areas in Tuscany.
In 2009, Capezzana began farming organically and achieved official certification for the vineyards and wines in 2015. Today,the estate is in the hands of Beatrice, Benedetta and Filippo Contini Bonacossi, fourth generation, and Serena and Gaddo Contini Bonacossi, fifth generation.