Caparsa Chianti Classico Riserva Caparsino 2013

by Caparsa
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From the winemaker; A wine of a great "terroir" proprieties.
The selection of Sangiovese grapes in the vineyards of Caparsa in Radda in Chianti, produces a very high classic wine of the Mountains of Chianti.
Caparsa offers its fans once again a spontaneous fine wine, vintage harmoniusly warm. Great fresh fruty thanks to the vineyards exposition.

Tasting notes: Deep ruby red. Ripe Fruit aromas of cherry first on the nose, followed by iris and an intriguing and pleasant hint of licorice. Very fresh on the palate, with non-aggressive and well-integrated tannins. Lingering and long finish.

Caparsa

Sangiovese from Chianti can be as rewarding as it is diverse. Now more than ever, one can find a delicious well-made example. What's far harder to find is the special match of vine-to-vigneron that can categorically define terroir. Tempier's Bandol, Huet's Vouvray, Lafarge's Volnay, and Rinaldi's Barolo are a few examples that telegraph a sense of place in 750ml or less. To transport you to the soaring Classico region of Radda, add Caparso's bold and graceful Chianti Classico to that list.

Currently running the show is Paolo Cianferoni, an outspoken farmer-philosopher with over 40 vintages under his belt at his family's 55-year-old estate. Paolo’s father saved the money to buy the farmland by working as a vineyard manager for mega-producer Frescobaldi. Since then, some gradual improvements have been made (the wines have been certified organic since 2005), but the commitment to exist "in symphony with the environment, Italian peasant culture, and the world of wine”, as Paolo puts it, has not changed. The deep respect for the land, and the balance of audacious character and humble elegance, is as refreshingly pure in life as it is in the wine itself.

While it's a joy to spend our drinking time lost in the wine world's endless curiosities, it's the poetry of the classics that recalibrates us to True North. The added brilliance of Caparsa is its dominance of purity over simplicity.

Details

  • Country

    Italy

  • Region

    Tuscany

  • Grape Variety

    Sangiovese

  • Vintage

    2013

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Organic

  • Style

    Earthy , Fruity , Herbaceous

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Medium Bodied