2007 capanna brunello di montalcino riserva
"Very heavy bottle! Impenetrable dark ruby with orange tinges. Subdued with hints of shoe polish and rich strawberry jam. Quite intense and sweet on the palate with good acidity. Huge extract and in need of ageing. Drink from 2014 to 2022. (WS)" (01/13) - 16 out of 20 Points, Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages.
"Thick muscular and broad on the palate with aromas of plums and blackberries with notes of dark chocolate. The powerful core underlies the fleshy exterior of the wine. Full-bodied with a long aftertaste. Harvested by hand and immediately destemmed, the grapes fermented on their skins for 30 days in temperature controlled Slovenian oak vats, after which the wine was transferred to age in large Slovenian oak uprights." - Importer
"Located north of Montalcino in Montosoli, Capanna was bought by the Cencioni family in 1957. This small estate dedicated to farming and vinifying Sangiovese Grosso is comprised of some of the best vineyards in Brunello, The vineyards are planted on a south-southeast facing slope on Galestro, a schist based soil which encourages slow and even ripening. No chemical fertilizers or herbicides are used and every effort is made to farm naturally. Capanna crafts modern wines that emphasize the fruit-forward components of the Sangiovese Grosso grape while allowing full expression of the rich terroir upon which the grapes are grown." - Importer