Capezzana Barco Reale di Carmignano

  • Capezzana Barco Reale di Carmignano
  • Capezzana Barco Reale di Carmignano

Capezzana Barco Reale di Carmignano


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Capezzana Barco Reale di Carmignano has a deep ruby red hue and an intense, fruity aroma with hints of red plum and cherry, complemented by subtle oak nuances from barrel ageing. Its body is round and ripe, with a perfect balance of fruit and tannins, leading to a long and elegant finish with a hint of spiced berries.

Grape Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Canaiolo, Cabernet Franc, Red Blend
Style Dry, Red, Medium Bodied, Oaked, Balanced, Structured, Spice
Country Italy
Region Carmignano, Tuscany
Volume 75cl
ABV 13.5%
Dietary Vegetarian, Vegan, SustainableOrganic

About the Producer

The Capezzana estate, 24 kilometres north west of Florence, is owned by the Contini Bonacossi family. The younger generation is now firmly in charge of the estate's 80 hectares of vineyard, with daughter Benedetta Contini Bonacossi as winemaker and Franco Bernabei as consultant winemaker. The wines and the olive oil have an elegance which marks this estate out from the crowd.

Vineyard and Winery

The grapes for this wine are sourced from the Capezzana vineyards situated at approximately 150-200 metres above sea level, facing south, south-east and south-west. Soils here are clay schist (Galestro rock) and limestone (Alberese rock) which give Barco Reale a lovely freshness.

Barco Reale is a youthful 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 tanks followed by an eight day maceration, where malolactic fermentation took place. The wine was then racked and matured in 24 hectolitre Allier oak barrels for 6-8 months before bottling, followed by a further three months in bottle prior to release.