||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, and this makes Caparzo one of the historic Brunello producers. The distinguishing characteristic of Caparzo's Brunello di Montalcino is clearly the origin of its Sangiovese. Indeed, 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 instead quite positive, because the different locations of Caparzo's vineyards allow the estate to draw the most from the different microclimates and terroirs present in Montalcino.
||“Caparzo”: altitude 220 m. a.s.l. in the northern part of the appellation; 8 hectares; “La Caduta”: altitude 300 m. a.s.l. in the southwestern part of the appellation; 7 hectares; “Il Cassero”: altitude 270 m. a.s.l. in the southern part of the appellation; 6 hectares; “San Piero–Caselle”: altitude 250 m. a.s.l. in the eastern part of the appellation; 2 hectares.
||“Caparzo”: sandy-clayey Pliocene sediments; “La Caduta”: loosely packed stony arenaceous schist; “Il Cassero”: Pliocene sediments with sandy-stony or scisty-clayey matrix; “San Piero–Caselle”: sandy-clayey.
||During the first two days of the fermentation, special attention is paid to the seeds, which are eliminated if they are not ripe enough. This operation is made possible by the cutting edge technology of our fermentation tanks. 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. Malolactic fermentation: spontaneous, at a controlled temperature of 20-24 °C, immediately after racking.
||At least 2 years in wood. At least 4 months in bottle.
||Roasts, grilled and spit-roasted meats, game, braised meats, aged cheeses.
||Price Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino 2015 HK$ 320.00