Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino
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Located south of Montalcino amongst the rolling hills of southern Tuscany, the Caparzo estate dates back to the 1960’s. At this time there were only 13 established wineries in Montalcino. A former derelict farm, the property was rehabilitated by a group of friends who set about planting new grape vines. The name Caparzo derives from the ancient “Ca’ Pazzo”, meaning “a place touched by the sun”. In 1998 the winery was purchased by Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini, who manages the winery today with her son Igino and daughter Alessandra. Altogether the property stretches across 200 hectares, of which 90 hectares are planted to vine. The current winemaker is Massimo Bracalente.
"Lots of rich fruit here with baked blueberries, sliced oranges, spiced cherries, some toffee and lemon verbena. Full-bodied with firm, velvety tannins. Creamy and opulently spiced yet well-integrated and feels weightless. Delicious finish. Drink from 2024." - 94 points, James Suckling
"Proprietor Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini's signature is featured on the front label of the Caparzo 2018 Brunello di Montalcino. This wine is steady and firm with black fruit, spice, cured tobacco and grilled herb. You get nice concentration and plush tannins in this wine. In a nod to the winemaking team, it also shows a more relatable 13.5% alcohol content. This is good choice from your local restaurant wine list." - 92 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate