2012 Capanna Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

$80

A beautiful and intense Sangiovese that was hand selected from the oldest vineyard site in Montosoli. The wine was aged in Slavonian oak casks for 3 years before being bottles. The wine has aromas of cassis, hazelnut, dried berries, vanilla and smoke. The structure is smooth with velvety tannins and a long, persistent finish.

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    2012
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Sangiovese

Sangiovese is Italy’s most planted grape varietal and can taste quite different throughout, depending on the region it is grown in. It is the key grape variety of Tuscany’s distinguished Chianti and Montalcino regions. Sangiovese is generally higher in acidity with hints of local earth and herbs including roasted tomato, balsamic and oregano making this wine a great match for you guessed it: tomato sauce. It is sure to stand up beautifully with your home-cooked Italian meal.  AKA “Prugnolo Gentile” in the Montepulciano region within Italy.

Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany, within Central Italy, lies on the western side of the country. Tuscany is famous for its rolling hills, the popular region of Chianti and the black grape variety, Sangiovese. Sangiovese wines here usually produce high levels of acidity and tannin with aromas of red cherry, plum, and died herbs. Sangiovese does so well throughout Tuscany as it needs a warm climate to ripen fully. Designated regions to keep an eye out for are Chianti DOCG, Chianti Classico DOCG, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG. Additionally, Bolgheri DOC, for bold reds from the coast of Central Italy.

The Capanna farm, owned by the Cencioni family since 1957, is situated in the Montosoli area, to the north of Montalcino. It was founded by Giuseppe Cencioni and helped by his sons Benito and Franco, it was one of the first farms of modern day Brunello. They started bottling their own wines in the 1960’s and after Brunello di Montalcino was granted DOC status in 1966, Giuseppe was one of the 25 founders of the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino.

The Capanna farm is still family owned and operated from farming, to winemaking, to bottling. The vineyards, all located in the area of Montosoli – considered one of the best areas in the territory – are located to the north of Montalcino, with a south-easterly exposure. The particular microclimate, along with the favorable soil produces wines with an elegant structure, excellent fruit and always good acidity.

2012 Capanna Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

SIGHT
Color: Garnet
Color Depth: Medium
Clarity: Clear
Viscosity: Defined

NOSE
Intensity: Aromatic
Aromas/Flavors:
Fruit: Tart Cherry, Dried Berries
Flower: Dried Roses
Herbs: Oregano, Black Tea
Spice: Black Pepper, Cassis
Earth: Wet Hay
Oak: Smoke, Vanilla, Hazelnut

PALATE
Sweetness: Dry
Body: Medium
Acidity: High
Tannin: High
Alcohol: 13.5%-15%
Finish: Long

CONCLUSION
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Grape: Sangiovese
Vintage: 2012
Price: $80
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