2016 Tenuta Capezzana villa di Carmignano Tuscany
Winemaker Notes: With vintages dating back to 1925 in their cellar, Villa di Capezzana is the flagship wine of the Tenuta di Capezzana estate and representative of Carmignano's greatest quality. Created as one of the very first protected wine-producing regions in Italy, the history of Carmignano dates back to 1716 when Cosimo III de' Medici granted the area special legal protections which prohibited other regions from using the name "Carmignano" for their wines.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "Made with organic fruit, the 2016 Carmignano Villa di Capezzana is an 80/20 blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is open and accessible, showing a graceful and pure quality of fruit with dark cherry, blackberry, spice, tar and tobacco. The mouthfeel is streamlined and compact, but what this wine lacks in power it makes up for in elegance. This sample from 2016 was sent along with a bottle from 2010 so that I could track its impressive bottle evolution. In fact, I widened my suggested drinking window after tasting that older bottle."
Wine Spectator - "This pretty red features rose, cherry, strawberry and mineral flavors, staying lean and toned, with terrific balance and energy on the long finish. The mineral element prevails. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon."
|Winery||Tenuta de Nozzole|
|Grape Varietals||Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese|