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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Capezzana Barco Reale 2005
Capezzana Barco Reale 2005
(search item no. 91955)

PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $13.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This red wine is a blend of 70% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Canaiolo that is aged in oak for 6 months and another 3 months in bottle. Its color is a purple with ruby red shades and has an aroma that is sweet, elegant and very intense and fruity with light tones of oak.
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About Capezzana:

Grapevines were already cultivated for wine production in the vicinity of Capezzana 3000 years ago. The present vineyard was named in Roman times, and written records of the present vineyard date to 932 A.D. During the Renaissance, the property was controlled by the Medici family. The estate passed by marriage through several noble Tuscan families, until it came under the control of the Contini Bonacossi family early in the 20th century. Today the property is run by the Bonacossi family – Filippo runs the vineyards, Bernadetta makes the wine, and Beatrice handles commercial matters.

All of the grapes for the wines of Capezzana are produced on their estate vineyards. Filippo supervises their production with the utmost in care, using the minimum possible amount of chemical inputs to ensure the health of the vines. Great attention is paid to the size and density of the canopy and to the fruit load borne by each vine.