James Suckling 95
"Blackberry and cherry aromas with some bark and black tea character. Full body, soild and powerful with a chewy and linear tannin backbone and a fresh finish. Drink in 2022."
"Deep ruby-red with a pale rim. Perfumed, refined aromas and flavors of red berries, black cherry and minerals. Long and very clean, displaying repeating mineral elements on the juicy finish. I especially love this focused, smooth wine’s remarkable acid-sugar-tannin balance. No blockbuster or behemoth, but an absolutely delicious, drinkable and enjoyable Brunello. Well done."-- Ian D'Agata
Wine Advocate 91
"Capanna's wine style prizes broad aromas and an accessible, open-knit texture. The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino shows volume and generous fruit that spans between black cherry and spicy plum. Dark leather, tobacco and black licorice play strong supporting roles. The wine is layered and soft in texture, but it also shows good tannic tightness that holds the whole package firmly together."
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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.