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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Capanna Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2006
Capanna Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2006
(search item no. 115547)
collectible wine
older vintages

James Suckling rating: 95 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $75.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Capanna Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is thick, muscular and broad on the palate with leather, green tea, and spice. The powerful core underlies the fleshy exterior of the wine. Full-bodied with a long aftertaste.
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About Capanna:

The Capanna farm, owned by the Cencioni family since 1957, is located north of Montalcino in the area of Montosoli. The vineyards of Montosoli are considered some of the best crus of Brunello. Capanna is a micro-estate dedicated to farming and vinifying the classic Sangiovese Grosso grape variety in a modern style. Capanna sits above the slope on the north facing portion of the old volcano that is topped by the citadel of Montalcino. The north facing slope consists of complex volcanic soil and subsoil which provide less extreme heat and cooler soils that allow the grapes to slowly mature. The highly permeable volcanic soils yield juicier, thinner-skinned grapes. No chemical fertilizers or herbicides are used, and every effort is made to maintain natural biodiversity in the vineyard. Winemaking emphasizes seamless forward fruit, substantial depth of color, flavor, balance, and elegance. The winemaking at Capanna reinforces and elaborates the advantages of its vineyards to produce wines which are rich, complex, generous and smooth.