CAPRILI ROSSO DI MONTALCINO DOC 2019
|Eye||Intense ruby red|
|Nose||Good intensity and fragrance, with scents of red fruit and graphite|
|Mouth||Elegant and well-balanced, with citrus aromas and notes of cinchona|
|Pairings||First courses with meat sauce, red meats,pasta bolognese, aged cheeses|
|Appellation||Rosso di Montalcino DOC|
|Place of Production||N/A|
|Wine bottle size||0,75 L Standard|
Rosso di Montalcino is found in the same defined area as its bigger brother, the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG. Both are situated in the heart of Tuscany, in central Italy.
The Caprili winery, which stretches in the enchanting scenery of the Montalcino area, was founded in 1965 by Alfo Bartolommei and has always been linked to a classic and traditional imprint. After years of hard work and sacrifice, in 1965 Alfo as a simple sharecropper became the owner of Podere Caprili, historic property of the Castelli-Martinozzi family, owners of Tenuta Villa Santa Restituta, planting the first vineyard, nicknamed Mother, and still active today.
The vineyard of the Caprili winery today is 15 hectares, most of which is cultivated in Sangiovese Grosso, from which the famous Brunello di Montalcino is produced and is situated at an altitude ranging from 225 to 340 meters above sea level.
The interventions in the vineyard and in the cellar are reduced to the minimum to allow nature, very generous in these places, to express themselves at their best.
The wine is made with Sangiovese (or Nielluccio in Corsica), a dark-berried vine which is the most widely planted grape variety in Italy.
Vinification is done without addition of yeasts, with maceration in in tanks of cement vitrified for 15-18 days followed by ageing of 6 months in barrels by Slavonian oak and 2 months of refinement in bottle.