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2015 Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

2015 Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

$50.99

  • 2015 Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

    2015 Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

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      Strawberry, rose and botanical herb aromas waft out of the glass. On the sleek, accessible palate, polished tannins and fresh acidity interlace sour cherry, pomegranate and ground clove.

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      Caparzo produced its first vintage of Brunello di Montalcino in 1970 when the situation in Montalcino was very different than it is now. At the time, there were only 13 wineries in Montalcino, and this makes Caparzo one of the historic Brunello producers. The distinguishing characteristic of Caparzo's Brunello di Montalcino is the origin of its Sangiovese. Indeed, the estate is one of the few in Montalcino that has vineyards in the various geographic areas of the Appellation. What might seem to be just a detail is instead quite positive, because the different locations of Caparzo's vineyards allow the estate to draw the most from the different microclimates and terroirs present in Montalcino. The grapes harvested from the vineyards in the various areas of the appellation are carefully selected to lay the foundations for a complex wine that brings together all of the characteristics that make Brunello one of the world's most sought after wines.

      The origins of the place named Caparzo are still unknown. According to some people, the name is derived, as shown by ancient maps, from Ca’ Pazzo; according to others, the term should derive from the Latin Caput Arsum, indicating "a place touched by sun”. The history of Caparzo dates back to the end of the 1960s at the dawning of Brunello di Montalcino, when a group of friends, fond of Tuscany and of wine, purchased an old ruin with vineyards at Montalcino. The farm estate was renovated, modernized, and new vineyards were planted. In a short time, Caparzo made itself known in the Brunello market. In 1998, 30 years after the first rows of vines were planted, the farm estate came to a turning point when Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini purchased Caparzo. With the help of her son, Igino, and daughter, Alessandra, she immediately carried out her objective: combining tradition with innovation to create a high-quality wine that is the expression of an excellent territory.

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