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Antea 2019 – Baroni Capoano

Antea 2019 - Baroni Capoano
Written by Piero Pardini

Credits: Baroni Capoano

Baroni Capoano is a prestigious company in the province of Crotone, located in Cirò Marina, known for the production of Cirò DOC.
Cirò represents the most important winemaking reality in the Calabria region. Here, the vine has been cultivated since the times of the ancient Greek colonies. The main vines of the Cirò DOC are Gaglioppo and Greco Bianco. The territory is typical of the Calabrian Ionian coast: narrow strips of flat land that end on the beaches of the coast. Close to these plains, the hilly terrain is crossed by rivers. It is precisely on these hills that the vineyards are cultivated, using the sapling as method of cultivation.
Among secular olive groves and native vineyards for a total of about twenty-four hectares, Baroni Capoano produces D.O.C. and quality oils.
The cellar occupies 1000 square meters, the storage and aging of the finest wines take place in the basement of the family building between 250cm thick stone walls which, for this purpose, guarantee a constant and optimal temperature.
A typical feature of the company’s vineyards is the age of the vines, low to “sapling” which, together with the hilly terrain, guarantee a low yield per hectare of grape production (about 2 kg per vine) but, at the same time, a very high quality of the musts produced, essential for the production of high prestige wines.

Owner: Massimiliano Capoano
Oenological management: Fabio Mecca
Agronomic management: Spataro Domenico
Viticulture: biology and conventional
Vineyard hectares: 24
Bottles produced: 200,000
Direct sales: yes
Visits to the company: yes
Foundation year: 2005

Wine: Antea
Varietal composition: 80% Greco Bianco 20% Mantonico.
Alcoholic strength: 13% vol..
Vintage: 2019.
Production technique: manual and selected harvesting of the best grapes from traditional hilly vineyards with exposure to the sea, soft pressing and fermentation in steel containers at a controlled temperature.
Serving temperature: 8°-10° C.

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The sample is crystalline, straw yellow in color, luminous with light golden reflections.
Intense notes of white flowers, reminiscent of jasmine and elderflower, open the range of aromas: Fruity scents ranging from tropical fruits to yellow flesh, including pineapple and papaya, to citrine suggestions, reminiscent of peels of cedar and lemon, all embellished with tantalizing brackish minerals and Mediterranean herbs such as lemon thyme and rosemary. Light balsamic notes on the finish.
The olfactory scents invite taste and give sensations that bring the mind back to marine places, the taste is harmonious even if the hard parts slightly prevail over the soft ones. The sip is decisive and precise, excellent persistence and general quality. Wine that enhances seafood dishes, such as linguine with sea bass ragout and Mediterranean herbs.

4 Lupetti

Labels reviewed Wine Guide

Baroni Capoano
Contrada Ceramidio
88811 Cirò Marina (KR)
Phone +39 0962 35801

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post", Italian based International digital wine platform.
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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