Capezzana, Villa di Capezzana Carmignano 2018
Region: Carmignano, Tuscany, Italy
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 80% Sangiovese 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
This wine is intense ruby red in colour with youthful highlights. On the nose, there are notes of almonds, violets and blood oranges, which are intertwined with aromas of coffee and vanilla. It is a full-bodied wine with well-balanced acidity. The rounded tannins from the Sangiovese are lifted by the cassis concentration of the Cabernet on the long, concentrated finish.
Grapes are grown on the estate's 104 hectares of organically-farmed vineyard in the Carmignano zone. Vines are situated at 100-200 metres above sea level, facing south and south-west. Soils are schistous clay and limestone.
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.