Capezzana Barco Reale di Carmignano 2020
Capezzana Barco Reale di Carmignano
Region: Carmignano, Tuscany, Italy
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 75% Sangiovese 15% Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Canaiolo 5% Cabernet Franc
This wine is deep ruby red in colour. The intense and fruity nose displays aromas of red plum and cherry with subtle hints of oak from barrel ageing. Rounded and ripe on the palate, it shows a perfect balance of fruit and well-integrated tannins. There is a hint of spiced berries on the long, elegant finish.
The grapes for this wine are sourced from the Capezzana vineyards situated at approximately 150-200 metres above sea level, facing south, south-east and south-west. Soils here are clay schist (Galestro rock) and limestone (Alberese rock) which give Barco Reale a lovely freshness.
Capezzana, situated in the Carmignano zone to the west of Florence, is owned and run by the Contini Bonacossi family, the latest in a long line of owners. In fact, in the archives in Florence, they discovered a contract for the rent of vines and olive groves at Capezzana signed in 804 AD.