Tenuta di Capezzana

2015 'Villa di Capezzana' Carmignano DOCG

Red Blend •2015

Italy: Tuscany

Offer Expired:Nov 29, 2020 at 11:59 pm
$40.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Super-Duper-Tuscan

Psst… Operative!

Have you been followed? Is this a secure line? Meet us at next paragraph alley for a secret that will change your palate and blow your mind…

Still here? Good. We’re gonna let you in on the ORIGINAL Super-Tuscan secret for just $25 a pop. You heard that right. Don’t you pay up dearly, like ten times for an -aia this or an -ello that. We’ve got you covered!

We’re in Carmignano Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita folks. If you want to perfect the pronunciation for that mouthful of a name, we suggest you first load that locker up and then come back to read further, as by the time you sound like a tour guide in Florence it may be long gone.

Before we dive into the glass or explore the glowing press on this gem of a find, let’s take a quick ride to Carmignano to see what all this ancient fuss is all about. A recent Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate feature celebrating the 300th birthday of this “young” region wrote, “Located just 20 kilometers from the city center of Florence, this petite region enjoyed an important connection to Florentine nobility as a summertime destination and flourished under the Medici…”

And here’s the key part, “It has often been said that Carmignano was making so-called super Tuscan blends way before super Tuscans would gain such worldwide popularity. This is a true reflection. It has always been somewhat of a mystery to me that Carmignano was unable to claim the phenomenon as its own. History tells us that this region is indeed the true precursor to the super Tuscan wine movement, because it showed a natural intuition for the blending potential for darkly colored and structured Cabernet Sauvignon with fruity and acidic Sangiovese.”

Which is EXACTLY what we have here, in front of you and in our glasses…

Deep cherry red with garnet glitters as it swirls in satiny gloss. Evocative red cherries, plum, cassis, fresh herbs, and spices peek through the expressive, textbook Tuscan nose. Entering juicy on the palate, with fine-grained chalky tannins, bright berry tones, and mild meatiness, leading into a seamless finish, with a terrific, bold mouthfeel, resonating long with pedigree. Ideal pairings include Bistecca alla Fiorentina, for a locally and naturally one, or wood-fired pizzas to your heart’s desire.

Stunning complexity? Check. A hefty dose of Cabernet from Château Lafite cuttings? Check. Organically grown? Check. Big press? Check, check, and check.

Grab much as you can, you will not regret it.

95 Points – Decanter

“Mostly Sangiovese. Has an enticing nose with ripe red and black fruits and a floral perfume. Firm tannins but a lovely texture and understated oak. Plenty of future. Drinking window 2019-2027.”

93 Points – James Suckling

“Fascinating aromas of blueberries, orange peel and watermelon following through to a full body. Round and juicy tannins and a flavorful finish. Lots of toasted oak showing now, but it should come out beautifully with bottle age. Made from organically grown grapes. Try in 2020.”

Tasting Profile

Look:

Deep cherry red with garnet glitters as it swirls in satiny gloss

Smell:

Evocative red cherries, plum, cassis, fresh herbs, and spices peeking through

Taste:

Juicy, with fine-grained chalky tannins, bright berry tones, and mild meatiness

Finish:

Seamless, yet with a terrific, bold mouthfeel, resonating long with pedigree

Pairing:

Bistecca alla Fiorentina, locally and naturally, or wood-fired pizzas

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Benedetta Contini Bonacossi
Varietal
80% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage
2015
Appellation
Carmignano DOCG
Soils:
Clay, limestone, schist, marl
Farming
100& Certified Organic
Altitude
180-200 meters above sea level
Yields
4,500-4,000 kg/ha
Alcohol
14%
Total acidity
5.73 g/L
Dry extract
32.43 g/L
Residual sugar
0.25 g/L
Aging
12 months in oak + 12 months in bottle
Barrels
10% new French oak

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Nov 29, 2020 at 11:59 pm
$40.00
Avg. Price
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