Anselmi Capitel Croce 2003

White Blends from Veneto, Italy

Price: $19.99
Item No. 86967
  • ST90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1998
  • RP90
  • 1997
  • WS87
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Winemaker's Notes

Made from 100% Garganega grown in the Capitel Croce vineyard and harvested at less than 2 tons per acre. The wine is barrel fermented and remains in Allier and Troncais barriques for 12 months prior to an additional 9 months in bottle. Capitel Croce is pale yellow in color with a fruit forward nose that exhibits subtle nuances of French oak followed by rich, persistent flavors on the palate.

A native of the area, Roberto Anselmi felt an emotional as well as professional commitment to tapping the unrealized potential of the wine he grew up with. Over the past decade, he has been quietly revolutionizing the way Anselmi Soave is made and marketed, transforming it from a pleasant, "easy-drinking" wine into a premium white that has been favorably compared to fine, French Chablis. In 2000 Roberto Anselmi, feeling that Soave's DOC laws promote over-production and mediocre quality, made the bold decision to produce his wines outside of the Soave Appellation.

"Pretty aromas of apricot, white flowers, almond and hazelnut. Dense and ripe on the palate, with flavors of soft citrus fruits, pineapple, hazelnut and almond... An impressively concentrated example of garganega. The name Soave doesn't appear on the label as Anselmi opted out of the association of Soave producers years ago, choosing to make wines of much greater concentration and richer mouth feel-very different in style from most other Soaves on the market."
-International Wine Cellar 90 Rating

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In the annals of winemaking, Roberto Anselmi is a legend, a charismatic motorbike-riding rebel whose uncompromising quality-over-quantity approach has helped redefine the image of north Italian white wines. Since taking over management of his family's winery in the Soave district of northeast Italy's Veneto region two decades ago, Anselmi has been motivated by an emotional and...

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(vey-NEH-toe) Located in Northeast Italy, near the Austrian border, and one of the three regions making up the Tre-Venezie, Veneto is most famous for its city of love, Venice. In the wine world, Veneto is the top volume producer in the north of Italy. Production includes lovely spritzy Proseccos (also the grape name), as well as the easy-drinking white wine of Soave (made...

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