2016 Tenuta di Capezzana Carmignano Villa di Capezzana (750ml)15 0 0 0
Capezzana, one of the oldest Tuscan wineries, has been producing wine in Carmignano since 804 AD. The Villa di Capezzana is their perfect representative of Carmignano. It is Capezzana's historical wine that the family has bottled since 1925. It is produced from 80% from Sangiovese and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Carmignano DOCG is aged for over a year in tonneaux and in bottle for about 12 months.
"A mild winter was followed by a rainy spring, giving great water reserves for the summer. The growing season was without extremes, the grapes reaching ripeness after three days of rain in the middle of September. 'All the grapes were perfect,' said Filippo Contini Bonacossi. Indeed, 2016 is one of the best recent vintages in Tuscany. This wine, crimson and dark, is full of concentration and extract without losing grace. Fresh bramble fruits dominated by raspberry are joined by violet, leafy notes and liquorice. The tannins are grainy and masculine, yet precise on the finish. Refreshing and balanced, this is the wine representative of the estate's postmodern winemaking: the first to be officially organic and partially aged in large oak vessels. A great Carmignano. Drinking Window 2020 - 2046" 96 points - Aldo Fiordelli (Decanter, Sep 2020)
"Made with organic fruit, the 2016 Carmignano Villa di Capezzana is an 80/20 blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is open and accessible, showing a graceful and pure quality of fruit with dark cherry, blackberry, spice, tar and tobacco. The mouthfeel is streamlined and compact, but what this wine lacks in power it makes up for in elegance. This sample from 2016 was sent along with a bottle from 2010 so that I could track its impressive bottle evolution. In fact, I widened my suggested drinking window after tasting that older bottle. Drink Date: 2020-2030" 94 points - Monica Larner (Wine Advocate, Dec. 2020)