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Date Printed: 11/22/2014
Capezzana Conti Contini Sangiovese 2006
Capezzana Conti Contini Sangiovese 2006
(search item no. 97574)
screw cap wine


PRICE ON 11/22/2014: $12.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2006 shows intense fruits such as red currant with a hint of spices along with a clean and fresh finish.

"Capezzana's Conti Contini Sangiovese is a lovely wine for casual drinking as well as a terrific value. It presents a lively ruby color along with fresh aromatics and a fruity, accessible personality." 87 Points
Wine Advocate

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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.