Details of wine
The "Barco Reale di Carmignano" is a simpler version of its older brother Carmignano. In particular, this wine produced by the Capezzana company can give great satisfaction both immediately and after a few years, benefiting from the interesting evolutionary aspects of the same.
It comes from a blend of Sangiovese grapes, typical of the territory, and a small part of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Canaiolo. The grapes are harvested from different vineyards of properties, all of which are rigorously bred according to the organic regime. Respect, naturalness and character are the ever-present values ??that distinguish the wines of this Tuscan estate.
The must is macerated for 14 days in steel tanks before moving on to the important refinement phase, in which the wine rests for 10 months in large Allier oak barrels with a capacity of 25 hl.
l Barco Reale di Carmignano is a fruity, fresh and immediate red wine, of medium structure and with docile tannins. It is a wine that can accompany important dishes of everyday life.
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Rosso rubino violaceo ed intenso.
Dolce, ampio, fine, molto intenso, fruttato, con lievi note di rovere.
Morbido, voluminoso, largo con tannino dolce a media densità in grande equilibrio all'acidità. Retrogusto fruttato e persistente.
Si accompagna ai primi piatti in genere, alle carni bianche e rosse.
|VINES||5% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Canaiolo Nero, 75% Sangiovese|
|FORMAT||0,75 L Standard|
|COLLECTED||Sangiovese dal 14 al 23 Settembre, Cabernet prima settimana di Ottobre.|
|CLASSIFICATION||DOC Barco Reale di Carmignano o Vin Santo di Carmignano|
|REFINEMENT||In botti di Allier da 25 hl per 6-8 mesi.|
|WINEMAKING||Vasche di acciaio. 7 giorni di fermentazione alcolica seguiti da altri 8 di macerazione sulle bucce prima della svinatura, a temperatura di 26-28 °C. Fermentazione malolattica: svolta in acciaio.|
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Start-up year: 804
Cultivated hectares: 80
Winemaker name: Benedetta Contini Bonacossi, Franco Bernabei
Address: Via Capezzana, 100 - Carmignano (PO)
Web Site: www.capezzana.it
Tenuta di Capezzana is an ancient tradition of the Carmignanese company. Carmignano is one of the oldest towns in Tuscany and the history and fame of its wines are linked to the millennial events of this land. The vine was already cultivated in Etruscan times, about 3,000 years ago, as evidenced by the wine recipients found among the numerous finds. Then came the Roman era: it was written that the same names of some wineries would derive from Roman names of the era of Silla, when the area was divided and given to veterans; Capezzana would take the name of one of these, called Capitus. In the Florence state archives we found a parchment dated 804: it is a lease contract which documents how already 1200 years ago in Capezzana oil and wine were produced. In the 20s of the last century the Contini Bonacossi family bought Capezzana: currently the management of the company belongs to Count Ugo's sons, who have divided the tasks in the company: Benedetta works in the cellar in close contact with Vittorio, who also takes care of the wine sector together with his son Gaddo; Filippo takes care of the production of oil and the financial part and Beatrice is the commercial and marketing manager of the company, assisted by his niece Serena. Currently the company has a total area of ??670 hectares, of which over 90 are vineyards and 140 are olive groves. Capezzana is located in the north of Tuscany, in the municipality of Carmignano, in the province of Prato, 20 km from Florence, between the Montalbano and the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines. This explains the particularity of its microclimate: in summer the days are hot and followed by cool nights and the rainfall is well distributed throughout the year.