Capezzana Barco Reale di Carmignano 2013

£14.99

 TASTING NOTE

A shiny and rich ruby red in the glass. Cherry and plum aromas are complemented by a touch of oak. Rounded and ripe on the palate, with a lovely balanced fruit and tannin structure. There is a hint of spiced berries on the long, elegant finish.

Grapes are grown on the estate’s 104 hectares of vineyard which are in the process of being converted to organic production.  They are situated at approximately 150-200 metres above sea level, facing south/south-east and south-west.  Soils are schistous clay with limestone.

2013 was an excellent year for the Sangiovese grape in particular despite a wet spring that led to pressure from fungal diseases, particularly during flowering. Cool weather in August further slowed the already-delayed growth of the vines. However, long, slow ripening kept acidity levels fresh and promoted tannin maturation without excessive sugar levels. Picking started in late September and continued until mid October.

Barco Reale is a younger 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 vats. Maceration took place in stainless steel tanks and lasted for seven days. The wine was matured in 25 hectolitre Allier oak barrels for 12 months before bottling, followed by a further three months in bottle before release.

13.5% abv

 

70% Sangiovese

15% Cabernet Sauvignon

10% Canaiolo

 

5% Cabernet Franc

 

Capezzana Barco Reale di Carmignano 2013
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