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Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino 2006
Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino 2006
(search item no. 109825)
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $44.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 Tasting Panel rating: 91 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2008 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1990 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

COLOR: ruby red, tending to garnet red with ageing.
BOUQUET: penetrating, very full and varied, reminiscent of wild berries.
FLAVOR: dry, warm, full-bodied, harmonious, delicate and austere at the same time, persistent.
FOOD COMBINATION: roasts, grilled, spit-roast or braised meats, game, ripe cheeses
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About Tenuta Caparzo:

The name of the estate apparently derives from "Ca' Pazzo", as shown on some ancient maps. The estate covers an area of 190 hectares, 54 of which are vineyards, 4 are of olive groves, 87 of which are wooded and 45 of which are to be planted with new vines. Caparzo is the only estate-bottled producer of Brunello di Montalcino to have estate vineyards on all five sides of the hill of Montalcino, ensuring that no matter what climatic challenges effect one side, the other vineyards will more than compensate.

Caparzo, with owner Elizabetta Angelina Gnudi, and winemakers Massimo Bracalente and Francesca Arquint, aims to make top quality products using meticulous and traditional techniques, while at the same time applying a modern outlook in its commercial relations with efficiency and capability. More than thirty years have passed since the first vines were planted and the first steps in wine-making taken. In this period, Caparzo, bolstered by its background in the Brunello tradition and the different terroirs of the area, has proved its ability to produce wines with a creative flair and spirit of innovation that achieves top standards in quality.