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Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2012, Tuscany, Italy

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Our View:

A classic Brunello from one of Montalcino’s historic properties. This wine is well regarded by the critics and shows an interesting level of flavour complexity and good balance.

This wine works particularly well with food, especially roasted, grilled or braised meats, stews and aged cheeses.

The Wine:

Grapes are sourced from 4 diffrent Brunello vineyards, Carpazo, La Caduta, Il and San Piero Caselle. During the first two days of the fermentation, special attention is paid to the seeds, which are eliminated if they are not ripe enough. The primary fermentation takes 7 days, at controlled temperatures between 28 and 30 °C, and is followed by delestages and pump overs. Because of the superb quality of the skins, the wine is kept in contact with them for a further 10/15 days.  The wine is aged for 3 years in the traditional 80 hectolitre Slavonian and 50 hectolitre French oak, followed by at 1 year ageing in bottle before the wine is released.

Tasting Note:

Ruby colour, tending towards garnet with age. A complex and ample bouquet, wild berry fruit, tea leaf and orange peel. Palate is dry, firm, both delicate and austere. Very long length and persistent tannins on the finish. Classic Brunello.

The Facts:

Wine

 Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino 

Vintage

2012

Style

Red Wine

Grape Variety

Sangiovese

Alcohol Content

13.5%

Closure

Natural cork

Bottle Size

750ml

 What the critics say:

This is round and laced with cherry, currant, tobacco and iron flavours. Firms up quickly, with a fine matrix of tannins for support. Balanced overall, with a long finish of tobacco and iron. Best from 2020 through 2033. Wine Spectator 92 points

Caparzo's 2012 Brunello di Montalcino is a mid-weight expression with bright berry aromas and a traditional approach stylistically speaking. This Brunello aged in large oak casks made from Slavonian and French oak. In fact, it shows a streamlined and compact texture with buoyant aromatic intensity. The focus is on raspberry, cherry and plum with distinct shadings of spice, licorice, tar and blue flower at the back. The overall effect is inviting and genuine. The mouthfeel is thin, but the wine offers nice freshness instead. Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, 91 points

Boasts serious depth, nuance and complexity. Smoke, licorice, spices, black cherries and plums all develop in the glass supported by firm, beautifully integrated tanninsAntonio Galloni, 92+, 2013


 

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