Established in 1970, Caparzo is one of Montalcino’s historic wineries, and is amongst those that contributed to the fame of Brunello di Montalcino. Purchased by the current owner Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini in 1998 after a period of dilapidation, she was determined to grow, improve, and develop the estate back to its former glory. Investment and modernisation of the vineyard, with the help of winemaker Massimo Bracalente, have all ensured that Caparzo is now enjoying a comeback as a top Brunello producer.
The Caparzo estate covers 200 hectares, including 90 hectares of vineyards where 9 are designated for Brunello. The 9 hectares of Brunello are distributed throughout different hillsides in the DOCG, ranging from 220 to 300 metres above sea level. Owning vineyards in Caparzo, La Casa, La Caduta, Il Cassero, and San Piero Caselle, which constitute almost all of Montalcino’s best areas, is a defining feature of the Caparzo estate. This selection of the best vineyards, allows Caparzo to draw the best fruit from every vintage.
Deeper, richer and more intense than the straight Brunello from Caparzo. The Vigna la Casa is aged in wood for at least 2 years with at least 4 months additional aging in bottle this wine has the capacity to age for more than 35 years. The colour is ruby, tending towards garnet with age. It has a penetrating, ample nose, which is extremely complex, with wild berry fruit, spice and vanilla. The palate is dry, warm, well balanced and austere, ample and persistent. An excellent wine with roasts and spit-roasted meats, grilled meats, game, braised meats, and aged cheeses. Best if opened 1 – 2 hours before it is poured.