Center Italy Wine Guide

Caparzo

Written by Piero Pardini

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CAPARZO – TUSCANY – ITALY

Founded in 1970, Caparzo, one of the thirty historic wineries in Montalcino, is among those that have most influenced the spread of the Brunello myth.
In 1977, Caparzo was the first company to introduce the concept of cru in the Montalcino area, separately vinifying the grapes from the La Casa vineyard, one of the most prestigious labels in the entire denomination.

Purchased in 1998 by Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini, Caparzo has undergone a radical change since then.

The company has been equipped with a new aging cellar completely underground and among the most technological in the area, the vineyards have been replanted and, thanks to some careful acquisitions, the vineyard park has gone from the initial 46 to the current 90 hectares of vineyards, which 32 in Brunello and 18 in Rosso di Montalcino.

The company philosophy is to be a historic company, constantly projected into the future. It is no coincidence that Caparzo was the first Montalcino company to equip itself with solar panels that cover a large part of the winery’s energy needs.

Caparzo is a constantly growing company, which uses the most modern technology to get the most out of nature without resorting to chemistry. Currently, Caparzo wines are present in 42 countries, appreciated for their consistency in quality and for their deep attachment to the territory of origin.

Owner: Elisabetta Gnudi
Oenological management: Massimo Bracalente
Agronomic management: Simone Giunti
Viticulture: conventional
Vineyard hectares: 90
Bottles produced: 500,000
Direct sales: yes
Visits to the company: yes
Foundation year: 1970

Labels reviewed
Cà del Pazzo 2016
Rosso di Montalcino 2019

Caparzo
Strada Provinciale del Brunello Km 1,700
Località Caparzo 53024 Montalcino (Siena)
Phone +39 0577 848390
E-mail: info@caparzo.com
Website: www.caparzo.com

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor 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 authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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