Rich, complex, concentrated nose full of ripe red fruit flavours, hints of liquorice, spices and coffee beans. Elegant and harmonious palate.
Complex, generous nose with ripe aromas of cherries and raspberries, light tobacco notes and hints of coffee and cocoa powder. Multi-layered structure with a nicely rounded texture and elegant fruit leading to a very long finish.
Powerfully structured, this is an austere, warm, amply flavoured wine with a deep ruby to brick-red colour and a richly complex, dry, full and soft palate. A muscular, full-bodied wine with great richness.
Deep and dark in appearance, the nose is full of juicy, fresh, ripe black cherries overlaid with vanilla and herbs. On the palate there is wonderful concentration and balance, while the finish is ripe and long with firm, fine tannins.
A fruity nose, packed full of violets and spicy fruit aromas. A wonderful savoury palate with black cherry and dark chocolate notes, plus spicy oak on the finish.
Cedar, sandalwood & a sweet dustiness on the nose open to a cherry & toasty oak palate. Dry, extremely elegant & polished finish.
Purple-red in colour, with good depth. Intensely perfumed on the nose, with fruit aromas including blackberries, blackcurrants and cherries a dominant theme. In the mouth, the wine is full bodied, with tremendous depth and richness, attractive fruit and well balanced acidity.
Purple-red in colour, with good depth and structure. Intensely perfumed on the nose, with aromas of fresh fruit such as cherries, blackberries and blackcurrants, with a spicy finish. In the mouth, the wine is full bodied, with good depth and richness, attractive fruit and well balanced acidity.
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 100 hectares of vineyard, with daughter Benedetta Contini Bonacossi as winemaker. The wines and the olive oil have an elegance which marks this estate out from the crowd.
Grapes are grown on the estate's 104 hectares of vineyard which are currently being converted to organic production. Vines are situated at approximately 150-200 metres above sea level, facing south, south-east and south-west. Soils are schistous clay with limestone.
2013 saw plenty of rainfall in early spring until May, at which point the weather became warm and dry. Thanks to a great fruit set stage, water reserves in the soil and gentle heat, grapes were picked at perfect maturation - very healthy and also good in quantity. Practicing organic farming, natural (copper and sulfur) treatment had to be applied several times due to winter rain. The Capezzana vines are now in a stage called bio balance, which means they are extremely strong and healthy, in response to organic practices - even insects are not able to damage the grapes.
Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks for 25 days at temperatures between 18-25°C. At the end of the alcoholic fermentation the wine was put in French oak for the malolactic fermentation and then aged in 3.5 hectolitre tonneaux for 12 months, followed by 12 months in bottle before release.
Ruby red in colour with a restrained, elegant nose. Perfumes of dark cherry and liquorice give way to spice and plums on the palate. Rounded tannins from the Sangiovese are lifted by the cassis concentration of the Cabernet and melt into a long, perfumed finish.
Medium-bodied floral red with violets and cherry blossom bursting into bloom on the nose. The palate is fresh and racy with a fine weight of crisp red and black fruit, cinnamon spice and ripe, savoury tannins.
Another gorgeous wine from Castellare, this Chianti Classico Riserva bursts from the palate with exotic dark fruit, flowers, mint and licorice.
Rich, explosive and totally compelling, I Sodi boasts superb intensity and dazzling overall balance.
One of the best known and appreciated Banfi labels in the world, Col di Sasso, which translates to "Stony Hill", is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese cultivated on the most rocky and impervious slopes of the Banfi estate in Montalcino. The perfect marriage between these two grapes gives birth to a youthful yet concentrated and extremely fruity red wine.
This wine is ruby red in colour and appears young, but intense. The bouquet is fresh, typical of the grape varieties and is enriched with spicy notes as well as raspberry and plum. The flavours are full and soft, balanced and easy-to-drink.
This wine is a great match for white meat and light main courses.