Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

Caparzo's Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is only produced in the finest vintages, from grapes selected personally by winemaker Massimo Bracalente. The grapes are in part from from vineyards located in the northern part of the Montalcino Appellation, at an elevation of 220 meters above sea level, and in part from vineyards south of Montalcino, at an elevation of 270 meters. In both cases the vineyards are on sandy-stony south-southeast facing Pliocene terrains. The Riserva begins to show its best several years after bottling. Produced in limited quantities, the Riserva is destined to especially passionate, attentive wine lovers. A classic, complete Riserva able to awaken unique sensations in the most expert palates. The first Caparzo Riserva Brunello di Montalcino DOCG was produced in 1980. The wine has the capacity to age for up to 40 years.

 

 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Vigna la Casa

Caparzo's Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Vigna la Casa can be considered a true enological gem, and not just in terms of Montalcino. La Casa derives its name from having been the farm where some of the tenant farmers who worked for the owners of Palazzo Montosoli, which is at a distance of a few hundred meters, lived. The first vintage of Brunello di Montalcino Vigna La Casa was produced in 1977. At the time little was known of terroir, and little attention was paid to the concept of zonation, which had only recently been introduced to Montalcino. In this case Caparzo was once again a pace setter, producing a “Single Vineyard” Brunello from one of the finest vineyards in the Appellation. With Brunello di Montalcino La Casa, Caparzo also was one of the first wineries to introduce barriques to Montalcino, producing a wine with an polite, elegant spirit. Brunello di Montalcino Vigna La Casa is the fruit of a unique terroir, and expresses all of Caparzo's passion and experience in producing excellent wines.

 

 

Brunello di Montalcino

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 clearly 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 the world's most sought after wines.

 

 

Rosso di Montalcino La Caduta

La Caduta is the name of a splendid 7.5 hectare vineyard located to the south of Montalcino, a part of which Caparzo decided to dedicate to the production of a Rosso di Montalcino cru. Therefore, Rosso di Montalcino DOC La Caduta is a step above the average wine of the Appellation, and represents an exception to the rule that considers Rosso di Montalcino to be Brunello's younger brother; in this sense few other Rossi can compare to La Caduta.

 

 

Rosso di Montalcino DOC

Caparzo's Rosso di Montalcino DOC is made from grapes from our vineyards to the north and south of Montalcino. The microclimates of the different zones allow us to obtain consistent quality from vintage to vintage. A worthy alternative for the discerning consumer, Rosso di Montalcino is harmonious, elegant, savory, and pairs well with foods.

 

 

Cà del Pazzo

On old maps, the place now known as Caparzo is called Cà del Pazzo, a name we have given to a wine born of a selection of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon from our vineyards located at Caparzo and San Piero Caselle. Cà del Pazzo was produced for the first time in 1982, and is therefore one of the first Supertuscans to have been produced in the the Brunello production area. Produced only in the best vintages, and in limited quantities, it is destined to especially passionate, attentive wine lovers.

 

 

Le Grance

The name Le Grance derives from the fortified buildings used in the Sienese countryside during the middle ages to store agricultural goods: Caparzo decided to call the area of the vineyards that yield this wine, which was first produced in 1985, 'Le Grance. Le Grance provides a perfect example of how a winery located in an area renowned for great reds can also produce a superb white. Originally made with just Chardonnay, in 1988 Sauvignon Blanc and Traminer were added to enrich the blend. It continues to age nicely for 6 to 8 years after the harvest. A true ageworthy white, in the style of the great wines from beyond the Alps.

 

 

Sangiovese Toscana

A single owner, a single winemaker, three cellars in the three principal Tuscan wine making areas, a terrific synergy between Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini's properties, but no common wine. To answer this lack, a new Sangiovese IGT made from grapes from the three estates, Caparzo, Borgo Scopeto and Doga delle Clavule. The family crest works surprisingly well to illustrate the concept: the shield bears three roses that represent the three estates.

 

 

Chardonnay Igt Toscana

A single property, a single oenologist, three different wine cellars in the three main wine-growing areas in Tuscany, a great synergy among the departments of Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini's property. This is the reason that led to the birth of this new Chardonnay Igt which was produced with grapes coming from the three estates: Caparzo, Borgo Scopeto and Doga delle Clavule. The historical family crest perfectly epitomizes the three estates: three roses on a shield that stand for the three wine cellars.

 

 

Moscadello di Montalcino

In the Brunello area Moscadello is an ancient tradition, though the use of the late harvesting technique is more recent. Among the various historic references, in the XVII century Francesco Redi mentioned Moscadello in his Ditirambo, calling it “That so divine and light Moscadello di Montalcino.” The Moscato Bianco grapes harvested at the beginning of October are pressed and the must obtained is fermented in French oak barriques.

 

 

Grappa di Brunello

MARC: distillate of fermented marc of Sangiovese (Brunello)

DISTILLATION PERIOD: first days following devatting.

DISTILLATION SYSTEM: Discontinuous with steam flow.

ALCOHOLIC CONTENT: 42%

FIRST YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 1980

 

 

Grappa Riserva

MARC: distillate of fermented marc of a blend of white and red grapes.

DISTILLATION PERIOD: first days following devatting.

DISTILLATION SYSTEM: Discontinuous with steam flow.

MATURATION: 2 years in small durmast cask.

ALCOHOLIC CONTENT: 43%

FIRST YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 1995

2010 Caparzo La Casa, Brunello di Montalcino - 12 bottles

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