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Rosso di Montalcino 2019 – Caparzo

Rosso di Montalcino 2019 - Caparzo - © Ph. Piero Pardini - The Wolf Post
Written by Piero Pardini

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Wine: Rosso di Montalcino
Variety composition: 100% Sangiovese.
Alcoholic strength: 13.5% vol.
Vintage: 2019
Classification: D.O.C..
Area of origin of the grapes:
Location “Caparzo”, altitude 220 meters, north area: 6 hectares. Soil: Pliocene, sedimentary, sandy-clayey formation.
Location “Il Cassero”, altitude 270 meters, south area: 6 hectares. Soil: Pliocene formation with a sandy-stony or schist-clayey matrix.
Location “San Piero – Caselle” altitude 250 meters, east area: 7 hectares. Soil: sandy clayey.
Harvest: mechanized with technology for the separation of the green parts.
Alcoholic fermentation: lasts 7 days at a controlled temperature between 28 and 30 ° C followed by delestage and pumping over. Being in the presence of particularly fine skins, the period of contact with them is extended for another 5 days.
Malolactic fermentation: spontaneous.
Aging potential: 8 years.
First year of production: 1970.
Serving temperature: 18 ° C, we recommend opening the sample 1-2 hours before serving.

Rosso di Montalcino 2019 - Caparzo

© Caparzo

Visual exam
Clarity: limpid
Color: ruby red
Consistency: consistent
Remarks: with purple textures.
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Olfactory examination
Intensity: intense
Complexity: moderately complex
Quality: fine
Description: floral, fruity and herbaceous
Remarks: floral hints of violet and purple rose, followed by hints of wild berries reminiscent of currant, blackberry and raspberry, herbaceous notes of undergrowth and cut grass.

Taste – olfactory examination
Sugars: dry
Alcohols: warm
Polyalcohols: moderately smooth
Acids: fresh
Tannins: tannic
Minerality: moderately mineral
Structure: full-bodied
Balance: balanced
Intensity: intense
Length: moderately long
Quality: good

Final remarks
State of evolution: ready
Harmony: moderately harmonious

4 Lupetti

Pairing: beef fillet with aromatic herbs.

Strada Provinciale del Brunello Km 1,700
Località Caparzo 53024 Montalcino (Siena)
Phone +39 0577 848390

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About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor-in-chief of "The Wolf Post".
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the essay "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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