Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy.
Sample submitted for review. Available for as low as $15.99 Imported by Vineyard Brands.
From the winery:
"Made exclusively from Sangiovese grapes, Rosso di Montalcino Caparzo is matured for a year in Slavonia oak barrels 50/80 Hl and then refined in the bottle for about six months.
Fruity, with a rich, fresh and evocative bouquet, this wine has good body, harmony and persistence and is ideal for moderate ageing.
Today brings us to the final selection in our Warming Winter Reds series and for this one we go to one of our very favorite spots for winter wines - Italy. The 2011 Caparzo Rosso di Montalcinobegins with pleasant aromas of red cherry, plum, raspberry, a little mint, cola, violets and a bit of an earthy, funky undertone. Tasting reveals a smooth and fresh medium-bodied wine full of spice plus more red cherry and raspberry and even some nice pomegranate notes. It ends dry with some nice minerality under the lingering red fruit, cola and spice.
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Overall Rating: 7.3
Wine in the Warming Winter Reds series:
- Aletta Garnacha 2012
- Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2011
- Yalumba Old Bush Vine Grenache 2011
- Adelsheim Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2012
- Chateau La Barotte Bordeaux Reserve 2011
- Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
- Michel Chapoutier Domaine de Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem 2012
- Caparzo Rosso di Montalcino 2011