Wine Enthusiast 95 Top 100
Scents of wild berry, fragrant blue flower, tilled soil, new leather and a whiff of Mediterranean herb lead the nose on this fantastic wine. Rich layers of juicy black cherry, fleshy raspberry, cinnamon, licorice and mint weave throughout the palate while firm but refined tannins provide structure. Drink 2019–2029"
"The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is dark, pliant and beautifully expressive. Black cherry, plum, lavender and spice notes make a strong first impression. The 2011 presents a noticeably dark palette of aromas and flavors, yet the structure is very much medium in weight and overall body. Soft contours give the 2011 much of its early accessibility. This is a strong wine for the year, and a Brunello with the potential to drink well for the better part of the next decade."
James Suckling 93
"Polished and refined aromas and flavors of dried cherry, raspberry, orange peel and hints of sandalwood. Medium to full body, firm tannins and a clean, fresh finish."
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e Capanna farm, owned by the Cencioni family since 1957, is situated in the Montosoli area, to the north of Montalcino. It was founded by Giuseppe Cencioni and, helped by his sons Benito and Franco, it was one of the first farms of the modern period of Brunello. They started bottling their own wines in the 1960's and after Brunello di Montalcino was granted DOC status in 1966, Giuseppe was one of the 25 founders of the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino.
Production, initially only a few thousand bottles, then increased when new vineyards were planted. In 1975 they began exporting Brunello di Montalcino DOC – Capanna 1970 – to Germany and then new markets were reached in subsequent years: United States of America, Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, Japan, Austria, Poland, Denmark and others (about 20 overall).
The Capanna farm is still family run from both a farming and winemaking viewpoint, although it also avails of the collaboration of the Oenologist Paolo Vagaggini.