Capezzana - Barco Reale 2014 Ml. 750
To 12 months
At Carmignano the vines have been cultivated already pre-Roman era, about 3000 years ago, as the Wine jars and tasting cups found in Etruscan tombs demonstrate. In the archives of state of Florence was found a parchment dated 804: it is a lease that as early as 1200 years ago in Capezzana vines and olives were cultivated for the production of oil and wine.
In the early Renaissance, Monna Nera Bonaccorsi built the first 'Nobleman's house' and nine farm houses with the wine-making buildings; It was 1475. Other generations and families followed on the estate property: the Biscotti, related to Medici, and the Marchesi Bourbon del Monte. In the eighteenth century a married Biscotti Bourbon enlarged the farm and bought new farms; also he introduced an administrative method exemplary, whose documents are still preserved in the historical archives of the company.
After the Bourbon del Monte, the company passed to the Adimari Morelli and then to Franchetti and Rothschild, the widow Sara de Rothschild, and to finally arrive to the Contini Bonacossi, our Family, in 1920.
Early last century, Count Alessandro Contini Bonacossi, with his wife Victoria and sons Alessandro and Augusto Victorina, returned to Italy from Spain, where he was dedicated to the antiques market of the highest level that allowed him to begin what It would become one of the largest private collections of Italian paintings, sculptures, furniture and ceramics. After his death, at his will and work of the children, the core of this exceptional collection formed the donation Contini Bonacossi, which today is an integral part of the Uffizi Gallery; preserved in ten halls, open only by appointment. In the twenties Alexander bought the property Capezzana, then expanded with the purchase by the marquis Niccolini Aman, two neighboring farms, "The Puoggetto" and "Trefiano". Thus it was born the Capezzana Estate, divided into 3 Estates and more than 120 farms, dedicated to the production of high-quality wine and olive oil. Alexander's passion for collecting led him to store bottles, so that today Capezzana boasts a collection of historic vintages since 1925. In 1945 Augustus Alexander was joined by his son Ugo, a veteran of the war and who took a degree in agriculture and that gradually took the direction of the estate and converted it from sharecropping to modern company.
Barco Reale di Carmignano DOC is produced with the same grapes as the DOCG (Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon), plus the addition of Canaiolo. It takes its name from the Medici property whose boundaries were defined by the "wall of BarcoReale", more than 50 kms long.
|Ageing and Fining||In Allier barrels of 25 hl. for 12 months, aging in bottle for at least 3 months|
|Ageing||To 12 months|
|Color||Purplish dark and deep red with ruby red shades|
|Aroma||Sweet, ample, elegant, very intense and fruity with light tones of oak.|
|Aroma||balsamic, Boisé, Floral, Fruity, Spicy|
|Taste||Soft, voluminous, ample with sweet tannins of medium density in good balance with the acidity. Fruity, long lasting finish.|
|Serving temperature||16°-18° C.|
|Blend description||70% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 10% Canaiolo.|
|Matching||Starters, Ham , Pasta, Red meat, White meat, Semi-cured cheeses|
|Ideal with||Earthfood Starters, Pasta Meat, Meat Red, Meat White, Semi-cured cheeses|
|Classification||Barco Reale di Carmignano DOC|