- Tasting Notes
Denomination Barco Reale Carmignano DOC
Producer Capezzana Conte Contini Bonacossi
Region Italy, Tuscany, Carmignano
Variety 75% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Canaiolo
Size 750 ml
Serving temperature 18/19°C
Pairing It goes well with first courses in general, with white and red meats
Colour Violet and intense ruby red
Nose Sweet, ample, fine, very intense, fruity, with light oak notes
Palate Soft, voluminous, broad with medium-density sweet tannins in great balanced acidity. Fruity and persistent aftertaste
Harvest Sangiovese from 14th to 23rd September, Cabernet first week of October
Vinification Steel tanks. 7 days of alcoholic fermentation followed by another 8 days of maceration with the skins before racking, at a temperature of 26°/28°C
Elevation 24 hl Allier barrels for 6-8 months
Aging Bottle for about 3 months
The origin of Capezzana is very ancient, in fact the Etruscans already produced wine 3000 years ago, as can be seen from the shards of the wine vessels found in the fields.
The name Capezzana derives from the lieutenant of Silla, Capitus who would have had the estate from Silla as a gift at the end of his career. Over the centuries the estate has changed many illustrious owners: the Cantucci family, related to the Medici, the Bourbon del Monte marquises, the Adimari Morelli, the Franchetti Rothscilds and in 1920 the Contini Bonaccossi. Over the years the estate has expanded with the acquisition of two new farms of the Marquis Niccolini: "il Poggetto" and "Trefiana".
Today the property of the Bonaccossi Counts reaches 670 hectares, 140 of which are planted with vines and 104 with olive groves and includes 3 farms and 120 farms. The estate is located in the municipality of Carmignano, in the province of Prato, a land particularly suited for the production of wine.
The Tenuta di Capezzana obtained the DOC recognition in 1969 and the DOCG in 1988. The historic cellar, which dates back, in its oldest part to 1500, is located in the central complex of the estate, where the farm and the villa are also located. patronal. Among the wines produced by the Tenuta di Capezzana, the "Villa di Capezzana", an excellent "blend" of Sangiovese and Sauvignon, is worth mentioning.