2006 Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino la Casa
Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML
  • JS 95
  • WA 94

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JS 95
jamessuckling.com, January 2011
Blackberries licorice and dried flowers on the nose. Full bodied with velvety tannins and lots of fruit. Whole and complete. This is balanced and really beautiful. Better after 2014.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna La Casa boasts a deep dark core of fruit. Ripe black cherries tar leather and licorice are some of the nuances that emerge from this resonant expressive Brunello. In 2006 La Casa... The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna La Casa boasts a deep dark core of fruit. Ripe black cherries tar leather and licorice are some of the nuances that emerge from this resonant expressive Brunello. In 2006 La Casa shows plenty of muscle but without abandoning the house's medium-bodied style. Anise and menthol reappear on the creamy generous close. This is a beautiful deceptively medium-bodied Brunello from Caparzo. In particular I admire the way the wine turns minerally on the finish. The Vigna La Casa spent 36 months in Slavonian and French oak casks but of a slightly smaller size than those used for the straight Brunello. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2006

Label

Caparzo's Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Vigna la Casa was first produced in 1977. At the time little was known of terroir, and little attention was paid to the concept of zoning, 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 was also one of the first wineries to introduce barriques to Montalcino, producing a wine with a 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.

Winery

Caparzo

Tenuta Caparzo is a Tuscan wine estate in the Montalcino region known for its signature Brunello di Montalcino ‘Vigna La Casa’. It was founded in the late 1960’s by a group of friends who bought an old ruin with vineyards in Montalcino. The farm estate was renovated, modernized and planted with new vineyards.

In 1998, Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini, who owns the neighboring Altesino, purchased Caparzo and she immediately carried out her objective of combining tradition and innovation with the help of her son Igino and daughter Alessandra.

Caparzo, derived from “Ca’ Pazzo” as shown on some ancient maps, covers an overall surface area of 200 hectares. It includes 90 covered by vineyards, distributed over different hillsides in the borough of Montalcino. The vineyards are at a heights ranging from 720 to 985 feet above sea level. The soils ranges between sandy-clay, shale-clay (marl), shale-renaceous rich in skeleton, and sandy-stony. The exposure of the vineyards, the nature of the lands and the microclimates of the areas give fullness, age-ability and character to the Caparzo wines.