Brunello Di Montalcino Caprili
Denomination: Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G.
Vineyard: 4, 3 of them contiguous near the farm center.
Fermentation: Spontaneous at controlled temperature in stain steel tanks for maximum three weeks.
Ageing: 36 months in big barrels by Slavonian oak followed by 4 months in bottle.
Characteristics: Softer and less tannic of the Brunello Riserva. This wine has an intense color and aromas with ample notes of red berries. On the palate gives a body of great balance with tannins well integrated into the structure, which ensures elegance and longevity.
About The Producer, Caprili :
The company was founded in 1965 by Alfo Bartolommei and The first bottle of Brunello di Montalcino Caprili is the 1978 vintage, introduced on the market in 1983.The company Caprili exclusively vinifies the grapes produced from its own vineyards. The vineyards are raised by spurred cordon, they are at an altitude ranging from 225 to 340 m above sea level. The south-west exposure of the company, which looks towards the sea, enjoys the mitigating action of the winds that avoid stagnant humidity that can cause fungal attacks on the vineyards. Therefore the only interventions are based on contact substances such as copper and sulfur.
The vinification follows the natural processes favoring the use of native yeasts, contained in the grapes themselves, this gives the wine its own precise territorial identity, easily recognizable and traceable. But at the same time never homologated in taste and perfumes, rather than following the changeability of the seasonal trend of the vintages, and expressing their particularity.
The Caprili company covers an area of 58 hectares, south-west of the territory in the municipality of Montalcino, on the slope of the hill that slopes towards the Orcia and Ombrone rivers.The vineyard area is 15.5 hectares of which 14.5 are grown in Sangiovese Grosso from which Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G. and Rosso di Montalcino D.O.C.
The company also has 4 hectares of olive grove, from which we derive the production of an excellent Extra-Virgin Olive Oil that boasts the Denomination of Protected Origin Terre di Siena.