Caparzo Rosso Di Montalcino DOC 2016, Italy

DOC from Montalcino. 100% Sangiovese Grosso (Brunello). The vineyards, cellars and all wine-making equipment were developed towards the end of the 1960s, with progressive adaptation and constant up-dating of both the land and the cellars. Caparzo is the only estate-bottled producer to own vineyards on all five sides of the hill of Montalcino, ensuring that no matter what climatic challenges affect one side, the other vineyards can compensate. The Caparzo vineyards cover an area of 125 acres around the village of Montalcino and 15 acres in the territory of Buonconvento. The soils are either sedimentary or made up of sand and clay or schist and sandstone which are looser and rich in fossils. The climate in Montalcino is typically Mediterranean with rainfall in the spring and autumn. Winters are dry and harsh and summers are hot with rainfall rare. Owner Elizabetta Angelina Gnudi, and winemakers Massimo Bracalente and Francesca Arquint ferment the Rosso in tanks then age it for a year in Slavonian oak barrels and in the bottle for another six months.

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