Rosso di Montalcino DOC Capanna, Tasting notes:
Intense ruby colour, it has a fresh bouquet, with notes of red fruit and vanilla. On the palate it is noted for its good structure, slightly tannic, persistent.
Montalcino red wine
Rosso di Montalcino DOC Capanna is a classic 100% Sangiovese wine from Montalcino. Goes perfectly with pasta with meat sauce, roast white and red meat, mushrooms, cold meats and cheeses. Vinification takes place with alcoholic fermentation with maceration of the skins (18-20 days) at controlled temperature and spontaneous malolactic fermentation, both in truncated conical Slavonian oak vats. Refinement in Slavonian oak barrels from 20 to 32 hl for 6-10 months; followed by refinement in the bottle for at least 3-4 months.
Azienda Capanna is one of the most historic producers of this wine in Montalcino.
Brunello, Rosso and Moscadello are their top products.
The Capanna winery, owned by the Cencioni family since 1957, is located in the Montosoli area, north of Montalcino. Founded by Giuseppe Cencioni; already in the 1960s he began bottling his own wines and, after the recognition of Brunello di Montalcino DOC in 1966, Giuseppe was one of the 25 founders of the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino.
Production, initially a few thousand bottles, later increased with the planting of new vineyards. In 1975, the export of Brunello di Montalcino DOC – Capanna 1970 – to Germany began; in the following years, new markets were reached: United States of America, Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, Japan, Austria, Poland, Denmark and others .
The Capanna winery is still run exclusively by the family: moreover, it is Amedeo Cencioni himself, Patrizio’s son and representative of the fourth generation, who oversees the oenological and agronomic side of the winery.