2013 Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino la Casa
Sangiovese Grosso - 1.5L
  • WA 94
  • JS 94
  • WS 93
  • WE 92
  • VN 91

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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2018
The single-vineyard 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna la Casa is immediately distinguished by aromas of smoke, flint and dark fruit. This wine offers more depth and complexity compared to Caparzo's base Brunello from this... The single-vineyard 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna la Casa is immediately distinguished by aromas of smoke, flint and dark fruit. This wine offers more depth and complexity compared to Caparzo's base Brunello from this same excellent vintage. Unlike the base Brunello, however, this wine will definitely require more time to open and flesh out as it continues its bottle evolution. The fruit is a little less accessible at this young stage in the wine's lifespan. It shows lots of energy and tightness at its core that should soften and blossom over the next 5 years. It should be worth the wait.-ML
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, November 2017
Very aromatic with cedar, dried flower, cherry and smoke. Medium to full body, firm and chewy tannins and a polished and tight finish. Needs another three or four years to open.
WS 93
Wine Spectator, June 2018
Textbook aromas and flavors of cherry, iron, almond, leather and tobacco are the highlights here. This starts out softly before showing deceptive balance and freshness on the lingering finish. Best from 2021 through 2035... Textbook aromas and flavors of cherry, iron, almond, leather and tobacco are the highlights here. This starts out softly before showing deceptive balance and freshness on the lingering finish. Best from 2021 through 2035. 1,500 cases made.–BS
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast, May 2018
Alluring scents of chopped mint, dried rose, graphite, forest floor and wild berry waft out of the glass. It's ethereally elegant, offering red cherry, pomegranate, star anise and white pepper alongside bright acidity and... Alluring scents of chopped mint, dried rose, graphite, forest floor and wild berry waft out of the glass. It's ethereally elegant, offering red cherry, pomegranate, star anise and white pepper alongside bright acidity and firm, refined tannins. Drink 2023–2033.
VN 91
Vinous, April 2018
Bright medium red-ruby. Strawberry, red currant, violet, sandalwood and black licorice on the nose. Densely packed but juicy, with a sexy appeal to the fresh but concentrated red berry and minty milk chocolate flavors... Bright medium red-ruby. Strawberry, red currant, violet, sandalwood and black licorice on the nose. Densely packed but juicy, with a sexy appeal to the fresh but concentrated red berry and minty milk chocolate flavors. Not at all a thick style in line with the Montosoli grand cru area (which gives some of Montalcino’s most refined Brunellos). Finishes with smooth, building tannins and subtle length, but I think it will develop a little more complexity and weight in the years to come.- ID'A
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2013
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

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.