Capezzana, Barco di Reale di Carmignano (Organic)
- Grape : Sangiovese/Cabernet Sauvignon
- Country : Italy, Tuscany
- Type : Red
- ABV : 13.5%
5 in stock
Capezzana, Barco di Reale di Carmignano Tasting notes:
Barco Reale has a shiny, rich ruby red colour in the glass. There are cherry and plum aromas are complemented by a touch of oak. It’s rounded and ripe on the palate, showing lovely balanced fruit and tannin structure and there is a hint of spiced berries on the long, elegant finish. Barco Reale has a shiny, rich ruby red colour in the glass. Cherry and plum aromas are complemented by a touch of oak. Rounded and ripe on the palate, it shows lovely balanced fruitand tannin structure. There is a hint of spiced berries on the long,elegant finish.
Italian Sangioveses have vibrant acidity and substantial tannins, along with fresh cherry fruit and herbal scents. Pair Sangiovese with rare steaks, roasted game birds (or wild boar), rich chicken or mushroom dishes or anything with tomato sauce.
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.
Today, the responsibility for ensuring the continuation of such longevity lies with the fourth generation of the Contini Bonacossi family, with Beatrice looking after all marketing and communication aspects and her sister Benedetta in charge of winemaking. Franco Bernabei is their consultant winemaker, and his contribution and presence has given the wines additional focus and personality.
The estate has 80 hectares of vineyard and 30,000 olive trees, all of which are farmed organically (the wines are certified organic from the 2015 vintage onwards). The reds all display supple and silky tannins combined with luminous fruit: the Barco Reale is rounded and ripe with a great balance between fruit and structure. The ‘Villa di Capezzana’ Carmignano is made with 80% Sangiovese and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and is aged for an average of 12 months in French oak. The wine is beautifully intense and elegant. The ‘Ugo Contini Bonacossi’ is named after the family’s late patriarch who was a great advocate and ambassador of the Carmignano denomination. The wine is 100% Sangiovese from the Viticciana vineyard, a site selected by Ugo himself.
The grapes for this wine are grown on the estate’s 104 hectares of vineyard which are situated at approximately 150-200 metres above sea level, facing south, south-east and south-west. Soils are schistous clay with limestone.
Barco Reale is a younger version of the Carmignano from Capezzana, as the fruit is sourced from slightly younger vines in the same vineyards. Fermentation lasted seven days in temperature controlled stainless steel vats followed by a seven day maceration. The wine was matured in 25 hectolitre Allier oak barrels for 12 months before bottling, followed by three months in bottle before release.