Capezzana Carmignano Villa di Capezzana 10 anni 2012

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Details of wine

The Villa di Capezzana di Carmignano DOCG is the most representative historical wine of the production of this cellar, just think that the first bottles date back to 1925. Powerful wine with great evolutionary capacity so much so that a 10-year project called in storing 3,000 bottles every year and putting them back on the market only after 10 years. The aim is to demonstrate the value and longevity that this blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes can give to various admirers of great reds.
Wine that makes a passage in tonneaux for at least 12 months for 70%, and in large barrels for 16 months for 30%. Finally he spends another year in the bottle before being distributed on the market. Wine rich in acidity and tannin. Suitable to be forgetful in the cellar. Very suitable with meat-based first courses.



Rosso rubino con sfumature granata.


Composto; caffè, vaniglia, liquirizia, cuoio, spezie e legno ben amalgamato alle note del sangiovese maturo.


In bocca corposo e avvolgente, morbido con tannini setosi. Buona acidità, lungo e bilanciato con finale dolce che tende al caffé e alla liquirizia.


Si accompagna a tutte le carni in genere ed ai formaggi.



YEAR 2012
VINES 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 80% Sangiovese
ALCOL 15.00
FORMAT 0,75 L Standard
COLLECTED Sangiovese seconda metà di Settembre, Cabernet primi di Ottobre.



LOCATION Carmignano (PO)
GROUND Scisto argilloso ricco di scheletro.
REFINEMENT 12 mesi in tonneaux francesi, in bottiglia per circa 12 mesi.
WINEMAKING In vasche di acciaio. 7 giorni di fermentazione alcolica seguiti da altri 13 di macerazione sulle bucce prima della svinatura, a temperatura di 26-28 °C. Fermentazione malolattica: tonneaux di legno francese.



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Name: Capezzana
Start-up year: 804
Cultivated hectares: 80
Winemaker name: Benedetta Contini Bonacossi, Franco Bernabei
Address: Via Capezzana, 100 - Carmignano (PO)
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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.