From: Tuscany, Italy
Tasting Notes: The 'Cappone' Chianti Classico displays elegant notes of red cherry, cranberry and mineral aromas. Smooth, medium-bodied, and fruity, reflective of the dominant Sangiovese grape. This is a delicious and crowd-pleasing dry wine with vibrant red fruit flavors, soft tannins and a bright acidity, rendering it incredibly food friendly.
Pairing: Chianti Classico pairs best with meaty, tomato-sauce based Italian dishes like Spaghetti and Meatballs, Lasagna, Chicken Parmesan, Baked Ziti, Pizza, and Bruschetta. We see this wine is an invitation to settle in and make Sunday Sauce by Ali Slagle.
About. The Capponi family has owned the Villa Calcinaia and its surrounding estate nestled amongst the hills of the Greve valley (between Frienze and Siena) since 1524. To clarify, the Greve area is situated in the center of Chianti Classico, near the town of Greve-in-Chianti. This historic estate has been home to the Counts Capponi for generations and is maintained by Sebastiano Capponi and his brother Niccolo. In 1992, Count Sebastiano Capponi (a literal Count!) became the first in the history of the family to manage the winery personally, giving new life to the vineyards and the cellar.
Today, the estate covers a little over 200 hectares of woodland, pastureland, vineyards, and olive groves. Organic farming is the standard here, where 75 acres of vineyard are planted with Sangiovese, Merlot, Canaiolo, Grechetto, Vernaccia, Trebbiano, and Malvasia. Over the last 50 years, the family has made significant investments in their winemaking to find the truest expression of quality as well as pride in the history of their vines.
This “Cappone” Chianti Classico of pure Sangiovese is made from grapes grown on younger vines from all of the estate’s terroirs.
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