Tenuta di Capraia - effe 55 - Gran Selezione
Tenuta di Capraia - effe 55 - Gran Selezione

Tenuta di Capraia - effe 55 - Gran Selezione 2014

Red Wine

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Item# 83416-14

Product Ratings

James Suckling 93pt
Vinous Media 94pt

Estate

The hill called Setriolo has always been considered as one of the best areas for grape production inside of the estate Capraia. The special soil in this vineyard, with a high content of sand and chalk, adds depth, intensity and elegance to the wine. The vineyard is registered in page ("foglio") 55, which gives its name to the wine.

Tasting Notes

This wine displays an intense aroma of red berries, even cherries under spirit, over notes of cocoa beans and well-integrated hints of oak. On the palace it is warm and powerful, and the cannic structure adds drinkability and elegance to the wine. At the same time, itsacidity and minerality grant for a long and refreshing finish. In order to preserve the natural features of this wine, only natural methods have been used for stabilization, and it has only been slightly filtered. Therefore, especially after a long ageing, a natural deposit might appear on the bottom of the bottle, which does not affect the quality of the wine.

Vineyard

Grape Variety: Sangiovese 100%, clone Sangiovese Grosso (biotype Montalcino)
Vineyard: Setriolo
Soil: medium, high content of sand and chalk.
Surface of the vineyard: 2 Has Age of the vineyard: 25 years Sun exposure: North-South Average
altitude: 300m asl
ensity of plantation: 5000 plants/ha
Average yield: 1 kg/plant Pruning: Runner system Harvest: mid October

Food pairing

Stewed meat, game, aged cheese.

Vinification

Maceration: Under controlled temperature (28C) in steel tanks for 12-20 days, using indigenous yeasts.
Malo-lactic fermentation: in steel tanks
Ageing: 15 months in tonneaux and blending for 6 months in large barrels (23 -32 HL), followed by at least 12 months in the bottle.