Villa di Capezzana Trebbiano 2003
The Capezzana estate, 24 km north west of Florence, is owned by the Conti Contini Bonacossi family, and at one point all seven children worked in the business. The younger generation is now firmly in charge of the estate, with daughter Benedetta Contini Bonacossi as winemaker. The highly talented Stefano Chioccioli, a protégé of the well-known peripatetic winemaker Vittorio Fiore, is the estate’s wine consultant. The grapes for Vin Santo are grown on various vineyards on the 104 hectare estate. These vineyards face east, are usually 150-200m above sea level and have chistous-clay soils. The wine itself is intense golden yellow in colour with great depth on the nose, with perfumes of dried fruit, and candied peel. On the palate it is intensely sweet but balanced by a freshness with prevents it becoming cloying. Elegant and rich, with orange peel and apricot flavours lingering on the long finish.
Was the higher rated wine in a 4 Sangiovese wine tasting. However was better with food but not as good after the meal.
External Reviews for Villa di Capezzana Trebbiano
COLOUR: Deep ruby red NOSE: Ample, elegant, refined, sweet and fruity with spicy aromasPALATE: Soft, firm, fat with dense and sweet tannins, well balanced acidity in harmony both texture and body. Long and persistentfinish fruity with small red fruits and spicy tones.
Wine Spectator ReviewLots of blackberries and dried flowers on the nose and palate. Medium- to full-bodied, with good tannins and a sweet, earthy tobacco finish. Drink now.Wine Tasting NotesIts ruby red color becomes amber with age, and has an aroma that is earthy, fruity, and spicy. On the palate it is soft with dense, sweet tannins, well balanced acidity thats harmonious with both texture and body giving it a long, persistent finish, fruity with small red fruits and spicy tones.