2012 Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML
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DC 94 WS 94 WE 93 JS 92
DC 94

Decanter, February 2018

Caparzo's Riserva is a selection of the vintage's best grapes from estate vineyards in the north and south of the Montalcino zone. Both areas are characterised by sandy, stony soils on slopes facing south to southeast...
WS 94

Wine Spectator, June 2018

Cherry, strawberry and floral notes are hallmarks of this elegant, smooth red. Picks up spice and earthy accents, along with a cigar box element, as this builds to a long conclusion. Shows fine balance, with a line of...
WE 93

Wine Enthusiast, March 2018

The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is generously infused with smoke, tar and black licorice. This wine is brooding, firm and austere when you first pour it from the bottle. It opens rapidly, however, as this is one...
JS 92

jamessuckling.com, September 2018

An approachable nose that remains fresh and fruity with dark cherries, cedar and dried herbs. Medium-bodied with fresh acidity and a tightly wound finish. Drink now.

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2012
Size 750ML

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.

Caparzo's Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is only produced in the finest vintages and from grapes selected personally by winemaker Massimo Bracalente. The grapes are in part from vineyards located in the northern part of the Montalcino appellation, at an elevation of 720 feet, and in part from vineyards south of Montalcino, at an elevation of 885 feet. In both cases the vineyards are on sandy-stony, south-southeast facing Pliocene terrains.

The first Caparzo Riserva Brunello di Montalcino DOCG was produced in 1980. The wine has the capacity to age for up to 40 years.