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Chianti Classico DOCG 2012

This wine perfectly reflects the authenticity of Capaccia. The altitude of the vineyards allowed for a much longer growing season because we had cool nights even during the torrid heat of the 2012 growing season. The clay in the soil increased our water holding capacity so the roots were able to find water even in the dry summer. The vines suffered very little stress and were able to reach perfect maturation. We aged the Chianti Classico in large wine casks to ensure that our delicate fruit notes were not overpowered by the oak tannins. Our goal was to create a wine that reflects our terroir and has the structure to be cellared long after its release.

Variety
95% Sangiovese 5% Ancellotta
Vineyard
Capaccia, Gorazzano
Vine density
5000 vines / hectare
Trellising
Cordon trained, spur pruned
Vinification
Whole berry destemming, fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for 2 weeks, pump-over and delestage throughout the fermentation
Aging
Wine is aged 18 months in 1500 liter traditional oak casks.
Bottled
March 10, 2015
Production
2000 bottles
Tasting notes
Color
Dark rich red
Bouquet
Powerful dark cherry aroma with deep elegant spice
Palate
Clean acidity with balanced tannins that complete the complex palate