2013 Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino
Sangiovese Grosso - 3L
  • WS 95
  • JS 93
  • WA 92
  • DC 90

Reg: $179.94

$159.94

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Reg: $179.94

$159.94

This product is
out of stock

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WS 95
Wine Spectator, March 2018
This cuts more of a broad swath than its peers, yet remains graceful, evoking strawberry, cherry, tobacco and stony mineral flavors. Long and dense in structure, with a tobacco- and underbrush-tinged finish. Best from... expand This cuts more of a broad swath than its peers, yet remains graceful, evoking strawberry, cherry, tobacco and stony mineral flavors. Long and dense in structure, with a tobacco- and underbrush-tinged finish. Best from 2021 through 2033. From Italy.—B.S collapse
JS 93
jamessuckling.com, November 2017
The caramel and ripe fruit are impressive with some grilled meat too. Full body, firm and silky. A tight and exciting wine for the future. Drink in 2020.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2018
Caparzo is my go-to producer when I'm looking for classic Brunello with a more accessible and immediate personality to pair with pasta or grilled steak. The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino is made in traditional botte from... expand Caparzo is my go-to producer when I'm looking for classic Brunello with a more accessible and immediate personality to pair with pasta or grilled steak. The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino is made in traditional botte from Slavonian oak, where it rests for two years. Yet the bouquet is softer and more open than many other wines made in this fashion (that ultimately sees less oxygen during overall winemaking). Bright cherry and cassis is followed by deep layers of smoke, tar and grilled herb. The wine is elegant and graceful for either a medium or a long-term drinking window. -Monica Larner collapse
DC 90
Decanter, February 2018
Caparzo's Brunello is crafted from different vineyard plots spread over five hills that sit at altitudes ranging from 220 to 300 metres. Ageing is in large barrels only. The nose is quietly seductive, with hints of earth... expand Caparzo's Brunello is crafted from different vineyard plots spread over five hills that sit at altitudes ranging from 220 to 300 metres. Ageing is in large barrels only. The nose is quietly seductive, with hints of earth and truffle. Strawberry and pomegranate show up on the palate, which has juicy acidity and fairly fine-boned yet firm tannins. A pretty wine, but it doesn't have the stamina for long ageing. collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2013
Size 3L

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Caparzo produced its first vintage of Brunello di Montalcino in 1970, when the situation in Montalcino was very different than it is now. At the time there were only 13 wineries in Montalcino, thus Caparzo is one of the historic Brunello producers. The distinguishing characteristic of Caparzo's Brunello di Montalcino is clearly the origin of its Sangiovese.

The estate is one of the few in Montalcino that has vineyards in the various geographic areas of the appellation. What might seem to be just a detail is actually quite positive, because the different locations of Caparzo's vineyards allow the estate to draw from most of the different microclimates and terroirs present in Montalcino.

The grapes are carefully selected to lay the foundations for a complex wine that brings together all the characteristics that make Brunello one of the world's most sought after 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.