Villa Calcinaia

As is the case for many Florentine families, the origin of the Capponi is a source of debate. In the 19th century it was believed they came from Recco, in Liguria. However, given that the first houses of the Capponi were in the parish of S. Jacopo Soprarno, it is far more probable that they came from the south. Interestingly enough, in a parchment of 1056, found amongst the rolls of the Abbey of Passignano in the State Archives of Florence, there is mention of a certain "Uguccio dicto Capponio". Given that Uguccione is a name found often in the family´s early history, there is some evidence pointing to an origin in the southern Florentine countryside. Whatever the origins, at the beginning of the 13th century the Capponi already enjoyed a position of status within Florence, and in 1248 one Uguccione di Cappone was styled "Ser". This title was the perquisite of knights and notaries, although we do not know which of the two befit Uguccione. Compagno, Uguccione´s son, had the misfortune of being one of Read more »

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  • Many of us think of Chianti as an expensive, everyday wine but of course the ... ... to integrate. 90pts 2010 Villa Calcinaia Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna Bastignano  Modern and dark on the nose with slick oak and  anonymous fruit enlivened by leather and dried herbs.  On entry this is rather smooth, polished, and fancy wine feeling  ... Read More

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  • Villa Calcinaia Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna Bastignano 2010

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    Modern and dark on the nose with slick oak and anonymous fruit enlivened by leather and dried herbs. On entry this is rather smooth, polished, and fancy wine feeling but then the Sangiovese comes through on the palate, edgy, lean and sappy, and providing nice cut on the backend This needs some time but this should age quite well, if remaining... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Villa Calcinaia Chianti Classico 2006

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    Sour cherry all up in my grill. Surprisingly full and opened up extremely well and quickly in the decanter. Paired it with Amy's Organic Spinach Pizza and the light vegetal component complemented the spinach. Read More

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  • Villa Calcinaia Villa Calcinaia Chianti Classico 2007

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    Very enjoyable pairing with a big bowl of rigatoni in a red marinara sauce. Bursting with flavor and well balanced. I will buy again and keep in stock in the cellar. It will be interesting to see what this wine does in a few more years. Read More

    Wine review by PK Pinot


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  • Villa Calcinaia Chianti Classico 2006

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    Sangiovese as its most supreme. An age since I've had such a perfectly structured, ripe, balanced Chianti coupling a softness with copious velvety fruit.http://www.spittoon.biz/the_wine_society_-_brief_notes.html Read More

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  • We had a great tasting last night and it focused on one of my favorite grapes, Sangiovese.While not generally well disposed towards producing the flashy style of wine that quickly gets people's attention, the brisk acidity and slightly austere tannins of Sangiovese make it the most flexible food wine on my table. While we focused on California S... Read More

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