Capanna Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2012 Front Label
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Capanna Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2012

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Winemaker Notes

Deep ruby red color. Very intense and complex nose, fruity and spicy, with red fruit, jam and licorice shades; great prospects of future development. Great structure in the acid-tannin components, well supported by the soft ones; extremely persistent.

Pair with roast red meats, game and very aged cheeses.

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D 93
One of the few founding estates of the Brunello consorzio in 1967, Capanna crafts its Riserva from the oldest vines among their 12ha holdings on the Montosoli hill. It is given a long maceration of 35 days and aged in Slavonian oak botti. Inviting floral, tea, earth and dried mint aromas lead the way. The palate is currently less giving, wrapped up in chewy tannins, but promises great potential. Drinking Window 2020 - 2035
JS 92
James Suckling
Lots of balsamico and soy sauce on the nose as well as super ripe red fruits. Rather sweet on the palate in spite of the full, chewy tannins, which weighs it down a bit. With more freshness this would have been rated higher.
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast
Powerfully, structured, this robust wine opens with aromas of forest floor, baked plum, camphor and a whiff of new leather. Showing the heat of the vintage, the warm hearty palate offers stewed prune, tobacco, licorice and a hint of dried mint framed in assertive close-grained tannins. You'll also notice the heat of evident alcohol on the close. Give the tannins a few years to unwind then drink to capture the remaining fruit. Drink 2020–2027.
RP 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Capanna's 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva opens to a darkly saturated color and very ripe aromas of cherry and prune. To me, the fruit tastes overripe in this warm and dry vintage, although the wine doesn't necessarily show jammy aromas per se. Instead, it delivers noticeable power and heat (with alcohol recorded at 15%). The complexity and delicate nature of Sangiovese is downplayed in this warm-vintage Riserva.
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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.

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MSW30203702_2012 Item# 431160

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