Capanna Vineyard Tour in Tuscany, Montalcino

I was once citing our Brunello di Montalcino tasting excursions within the outdated article on our day out to Montalcino, Tuscany. Now I would love to write a chain of just a few limited articles in regards to the wine tasting in every winery now we comprise been. Alexandra Adamek, our sommelier host gave us […]

I was once citing our Brunello di Montalcino tasting excursions within the outdated article on our day out to Montalcino, Tuscany. Now I would love to write a chain of just a few limited articles in regards to the wine tasting in every winery now we comprise been. Alexandra Adamek, our sommelier host gave us the tour and lickety-split supplied us into the realm of Brunello di Montalcino.

The main was once a gratifying surprise for us, Capanna winery, comprise been Alexandra took us on a sunny afternoon. For tourists or “untrained noses”, Capanna might per chance possibly well be even handed some of the limited wineries that can per chance well recede amongst the considerable extra well-known Casanova di Neri, Biondi Santi, and many others. but, we stumbled on a pretty preference of Brunello di Montalcino and won extra insight into the Sangiovese grapes. Capanna produces though assorted wines than Brunello as well (Rosso -Toddler Brunello, Moscadello, Pinot Grigio, and many others) at a pretty price for cash.

Alexandra mentioned that at a blind tasting of pink wines, their Brunello Riserva 2010 (the Brunello that we are succesful of salvage on sale handiest on January of the sixth 365 days after the harvest) was once the 2nd divulge positioned gracious after the Ferrari of Brunello’s – Casanova di Neri. Surely this files alongside with the see of the winery itself, the landscape, amplified the model of the wines we tasted. But here is truly how wine is enjoyed, is no longer any longer truly it? It must be linked to assorted determined emotions to be a titanic expertise and accumulate its model amplified.

The day prior to this, we comprise been looking out at the SOMM Segment II, a documentary opening our eyes to the labor, the history, the culture, and even the feelings that lie at the abet of every titanic bottle of wine-the anecdote, in assorted words, at the abet of the bottles of wine. It was once mentioned that there might per chance be never been made titanic wine in grotesque areas, it is a matter of energies; titanic wine goes hand in hand with amazing landscapes and sexy wineries, within the sense of energy.

The Capanna winery, positioned in Montosoli hill-doubtlessly essentially the most easy sub-space within the North of Montalcino is dash by the Cencioni family, who pours the Tuscan ancestral knowledge straight into these advanced wines.

Visiting the spectacular Capanna winery provides the different to witness the outlandish micro native climate and soil that nourish the Sangiovese Grosso for Brunello di Montalcino, whereas it allows you to delight in its gripping landscape. Right here we realized about: the pruning of the grapes (which ensures a high of the variety product even in much less pleasant years), the preference of grapes all the contrivance during the harvest, the careful wine making at controlled temperatures, long rising older in oak barrels/Croatian barrels for his or her lack of aromas. Brunello producers originate no longer love aromatic woods for his or her wines and the preference. Alexandra taught us “learn” the wines: color, body, construction, nose, model and we checked as well for the well-known substances in wines that give the steadiness: the minerality, the acidity, the tannin on one hand and the alcohol, the softness and the sugar on the assorted hand.


An space of about 12 hectares is cultivated as a winery, and the assorted 11 hectares as an olive-grove. Its stunning divulge and the stony soil, alongside with the dry and ethereal native climate, enables Capanna to manufacture a Brunello wine that’s lustrous and sublime, real for a protracted maturing direction of. In actuality, handiest a ingredient of the production (extinct for four years in Slavonian oak barrels) is destined to alter into Brunello DOCG, whereas the assorted part becomes Rosso di Montalcino DOC (after a maturing direction of of two years) or Rosso da Tavola (a pink desk wine). All through essentially the most easy traditional years essentially the most easy Brunello barrels are destined for Riserva and bottled after 5 years. When bottled, the wine is additionally refined for just a few months. text taken from IN VINO.

We tasted:

Pinot Grigio Sant’Antimo 2015 – mild- bodied, a at ease white wine, is a pure pairing for mild dishes reminiscent of starters or fish or mushrooms. A wine you might per chance possibly salvage on sale after 6-8 months from the harvest.

Rosso di Montalcino 2014 – a extraordinarily appropriate Rosso, medium body, with tobacco, cherries and spices in proof a limited tannic and young, wanting a pair of extra years within the basement. I judge one 365 days in a basement would pork up it but it is miles drinkable now: do no longer omit that Rosso di Montalcino is no longer any longer a meditation wine and wants food to steadiness. Pasta with meat ragu is a superior match. This wine wants its 15 up to 18 months to age within the cellar.

Capanna Sant Antimo 2010 – I stumbled on dried fruits, cinnamon and right and highly efficient tannin. Whilst you occur to claim right and highly efficient tannin of us would no longer truly love to look at out it: presumably rather tannin might per chance possibly well be extra merely?

The Brunello di Montalcino 2010, dense, sad and brooding with a bouquet of fruit-forward tones. The wine making and aging direction of is de facto inviting: Alcoholic fermentation with maceration of the skins (30-35 days) at a controlled temperature and spontaneous malolactic fermentation, each in Slavonian oak vats (where it stays for 6-8- months). This also can age in Slavonian oak casks for over 36-38 months followed by aging in bottles for a minimal of 6 months. Finest January of the Fifth 365 days from harvest it is miles on hand on sale.

The Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2010, a unlucky pink toned with aromas of shadowy cherry, licorice and mint, densely packed with an supply of mineral. It completed with serious tannin and swish have interaction. It ought to be paired with pork, pork, game (deer, venison), broken-down and difficult cheese and poultry. The Reserva wants a fancy food with long persistence it is miles superior with meat whereas you add truffles to it I would steer determined of poultry. Laborious broken-down pecorino cheese with honey is additionally superior collectively. You doubtlessly can comprise the chance to model a Riserva handiest the January of the sixth 365 days after the harvest. The Riserva 2010 has been Topped by Vini Buoni D’Italia.

Alexandra Adamek, sommelier at Pick Tasting in Montalcino says: Capanna stays high amongst the native of us and the connoisseur’s opinion for his or her quality wines. What they miss here is real the advertising and marketing and marketing bigger wineries might per chance give you the cash for. And judge me that veritably the points (aka Parker) you receive to your Brunello are additionally linked with it. There are diverse limited wineries in Montalcino and the usual will also be rather assorted between them alternatively Capanna is in any respect times a synonym of a well executed job. The Cencioni family was once even handed some of the founders of Consorzio di Brunello abet within the 70’s and Patrizio is reelected the President of Consorzio every other time.

A stunning afternoon, with so many issues learnt, so many flavors on the palate.