Spectacular Value Super Tuscan $12.95 Delicious Right Now and Age Worthy
We have for you Capezzana Barco Reale di Carmignano 2007 which is delicious right now and can age for another 3-4 years. This Sangiovese, with Cabernet and Canaiolo, offers an attractive array of ripe dark fruit, earthiness and minerals, with excellent length and tannins that are nicely integrated into its medium-bodied frame. It is a spectacular value for a Super Tuscan. Enjoy this while it lasts at our special price of $12.95.
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It is named after the historic Medici Royal property known as the Barco reale, enclosed by a boundary wall which was over 30 miles in length. This is the estate's historic wine and is highly representative of the qualities of Carmignano. D.O.C. status was re-obtained in 1975 and D.O.C.G. in the 1990's.
Grapevines were already cultivated for wine production in the vicinity of Capezzana 3000 years ago. The present vineyard was named in Roman times, and written records of the present vineyard date to 932 A.D. During the Renaissance, the property was controlled by the Medici family. The estate passed by marriage through several noble Tuscan families, until it came under the control of the Contini Bonacossi family early in the 20th century. Today the property is run by the Bonacossi family – Filippo runs the vineyards, Bernadetta makes the wine, and Beatrice handles commercial matters.
All of the grapes for the wines of Capezzana are produced on their estate vineyards. Filippo supervises their production with the utmost in care, using the minimum possible amount of chemical inputs to ensure the health of the vines. Great attention is paid to the size and density of the canopy and to the fruit load
borne by each vine. Sourced from the Estate vineyards, Capezzana Barco Reale uses their grapes from slightly younger vine fruit although it's made to the same exacting standards as the higher end Villa di Capezzana.
Capezzana Barco Reale di Carmignano 2007
Made from 70% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Canaiolo Nero. It was aged for 6 months in French Allier oak. Purplish dark and deep red with ruby
red shades. It has an attractive nose of ripe red fruit with the oak lending spicy depth. Soft, voluminous, ample with sweet tannins of medium density in good balance with the acidity. Fruity, sweet, longlasting finish.
Wine Advocate: The 2007 Barco Reale di Carmignano flows from the glass with generous, super-ripe fruit. The wine possesses an attractive sweet inner perfume that carries through to the long finish.