2016 Caparzo Brunello
93pts Vinous Arrival march
2016 Caparzo Brunello shows mineral-laced black cherries with earth tones and hints of tanned leather. It’s soft in texture with a polished display of ripe berries and savory spice, as zesty acids create a juicy expression while slow-mounting tannins collect upon the senses. This turns dry and structured toward the finale, yet with the balance for a long and steady evolution in the cellar. This is really very nice.”From Tuscany in central Italy, Brunello enjoys a distinction as one of Italy’s most favored wines.
Brunello ages well and is great for collecting. The wine is bold, rich, and full-bodied. Red and black fruit assertively grace the nose and palate.Brunello is made totally from Sangiovese grapes that take on the characteristics of the soil, vegetation and climate of the region in which it is grown.Layered aromas and velvety tannins complement medium-high acidity. Consider decanting this wine to enjoy its full complexity.This wine pairs well with big protein ladened dishes. You may also enjoy it with salted cheeses and cured meats. Try to avoid pairing with dishes where the wine would overwhelm flavors, such as leafy greens and subtly seasoned meats.The plants are trained with the system called “spurred cordon” and the density is equal to 5,000 plants per hectare on average. The vineyards are carefully looked after during the whole growth cycle. Nothing is left to chance. Each operation is strictly carried out by expert hands. Before picking the grapes by hand, they are field-selected in order to check the perfect ripening and flawless clusters. Harvesting starts with white grapes for the production of “Le Grance” at the beginning of September, continues with red grapes from the third week and ends mid October with white muscat, vine with ancient roots in the territory, that Caparzo interprets with late-vintage Moscadello di Montalcino d.o.c., in a very limited number of bottles.