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Capitel Croce 2006 - 88 Points, eRobertParker.com/ The 2006 Capitel Croce is 100% Garganega aged in French oak. It reveals a honeyed expression of... Read more
Capitel Croce 2006 - Tre Bicchieri/ An unprecedented 14 wines from Palm Bay International’s Italian portfolio have been awarded the Tre Bicchieri ... Read more
Capitel Croce 2006 - 90 Points & Recommended Value, Wine Spectator/ This fine-tuned white delivers mature yet fresh aromas of honeyed citrus fruit... Read more
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Capitel Croce 2006 - 88 Points, eRobertParker.com/ The 2006 Capitel Croce is 100% Garganega aged in French oak. It reveals a honeyed expression of perfumed apricots with an additional layer of volume from the oak. This full-bodied white is best enjoyed over the next year or two.
Capitel Croce 2006 - Tre Bicchieri/ An unprecedented 14 wines from Palm Bay International’s Italian portfolio have been awarded the Tre Bicchieri designation by Gambero Rosso/Slow Food Guide to Italian Wines - Italy’s premier wine review. Tre Bicchieri (“Three Glasses”) is widely regarded as Italy’s highest accolade where its nation’s wines are concerned.
Capitel Croce 2006 - 90 Points & Recommended Value, Wine Spectator/ This fine-tuned white delivers mature yet fresh aromas of honeyed citrus fruits, peach, flowers and mineral. Medium- to full-bodied, with a silky texture and a well-defined core of slightly off-dry fruit and lightly toasted almond.
Capitel Croce 2005 - Bronze, San Francisco Int'l Wine Competition/ The San Francisco International Wine Competition, the largest, most influential international wine competition in America, is judged by a prestigious panel of nationally recognized wine experts. Judging is based on a blind, consensual procedure, ensuring that its rigor and integrity remain the nation’s most respected competition.
/ Shows nice mixed citrus fruit character - almost tropical - but this gets a bit yogurty on the palate. Fresh and clean, with bright acidity.
/ Pretty aromas of apricot, white flowers, almond and hazelnut. Dense and ripe on the palate, with flavors of soft citrus fruits, pineapple, hazelnut and almond. This manages to be both fleshy and acidic without being at all disjointed. An impressively concentrated example of garganega. The name Soave doesn't appear on the label as Anselmi opted out of the association of Soave producers years ago, choosing to make wines of much greater concentration and richer mouth feel - very different in style from most other Soaves on the market.
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Roberto Anselmi is the pioneering force behind what is widely regarded as one of Italy’s leading white wine producers. After taking over management of his family’s sizeable winery in the Veneto’s Soave district over two decades ago, Anselmi felt an emotional as well as professional commitment to tapping the unrealized potential of the wine he grew up with. For Anselmi, this meant parting ways with many of the traditional viticultural and winemaking practices that have historically defined the Soave district. He transformed his once-large family winery into a limited-production boutique producer, re-examining every detail in the winemaking process. Radical changes implemented include the purchase of hilltop vineyard plots, conversion from customary pergola training to densely-planted horizontal spurred cordons (resulting in major yield reduction), scrupulous clonal selection, minimal irrigation and the judicious use of oak in the vinification process. In order to have unmitigated authority over his winemaking practices, Anselmi chooses to label his wines as Veneto IGT rather than working within the boundaries of the Soave DOC. A direct result of his uncompromising dedication to superior quality, Anselmi’s highly sought-after wines are an established benchmark against which many Italian white wines are judged today. Production Area<br/>Ten acres of low-yield, densely-planted vines atop Zoppega hill near the Croce shrine in the Monteforte area. The vines are planted on south facing slopes in limestone soil with grass undergrowth and are trained using a horizontal spurred cordon technique. Grape Varieties<br/>100% Garganega Vinification<br/>Immediately following harvest, grapes are de-stemmed and undergo cold maceration followed by a soft pneumatic pressing. Fermentation takes place in French Allier barriques, where the wine is then left to mature sur lie for eight months with regular battonage. Once bottled, Capitel Croce rests in the cellar for nine months before release. Color<br/>Brilliant gold with a light amber tint Bouquet<br/>Fresh, fruit forward aroma guided by hints of peach, apple, cream and spring flowers Taste<br/>Dry, complex and persistent, with rich, creamy fruit flavors consistent with the bouquet; the use of oak adds a subtle and agreeable spiciness to the wine Alcohol<br/>13% Serving Suggestions<br/>Outstanding on its own or paired with savory dishes such as veal, pork, and pâté. Also a delicious match with goat cheese and spicy fare.
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