James Suckling 91
"Profusion of cherries and berries on the nose, following through to the palate. Its medium-bodied with firm, fine tannins and a lemon-zest aftertaste."-JS
Intense ruby with violet reflections Intense, fruity, and spicy, with ripe blackberries, wild strawberries, spice and vanilla. Full, fruity, persistent, and soft, with ripe blackberries, wild strawberries, and spice and vanilla in the finish.-Winemaker Notes
The origins of the place named Caparzo are still unknown. According to some people, the name is derived, as shown by ancient maps, from Ca Pazzo; according to others, the term should derive from the Latin Caput Arsum, indicating "a place touched by sun. The history of Caparzo dates back to the end of the 1960s at the dawning of Brunello di Montalcino, when a group of friends, fond of Tuscany and of wine, purchased an old ruin with vineyards at Montalcino. The farm estate was renovated, modernized, and new vineyards were planted. In a short time, Caparzo made itself known in the Brunello market. In 1998, 30 years after the first rows of vines were planted, the farm estate came to a turning point when Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini purchased Caparzo. With the help of her son, Igino, and daughter, Alessandra, she immediately carried out her objective: combining tradition with innovation to create a high-quality wine that is the expression of an excellent territory.-Winery Notes
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Caparzo, with owner Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini and winemaker Massimo Bracalente, aims to make top quality products using meticulous and traditional techniques, while at the same time applying a modern outlook in its commercial relations with efficiency and capability. More than thirty years have passed since the first vines were planted and the first steps in winemaking taken. In this period, Caparzo, bolstered by its background in the Brunello tradition and the different terroirs of the area, has proved its ability to produce wines with a creative flair and spirit of innovation that achieves top standards in quality. This explains why Caparzo wines have been chosen by the most famous restaurants in the world and are served at international meetings and official State banquets.