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Date Printed: 10/2/2014
Caparzo Rosso di Montalcino 2004
Caparzo Rosso di Montalcino 2004
(search item no. 89754)

PRICE ON 10/2/2014: $14.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Color: Intense ruby red

Bouquet: Full and persistent, reminiscent of violets, raspberry, and pomegranate

Palate: Warm, dry, generous and well-balanced

Accompanies: Red meat, pasta dishes with sauces, vegetable soups, sharp 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.