On the Road with the Grape Guy

Report From : Capezzana Lunch

14 Jun 2022

(March 2022) ... A winery can talk history and hectares till they are blue in the face, but what matters most are the wines they are putting in the bottle.

Capezzana TrebbianoDuring the Anteprime Toscana, Capezzana invited me to lunch to talk about and taste their wines - and of the five wines poured, four hit the mark beautifully.

We started the lunch off with charcuterie and the 2020 Trebbiano Toscana IGT. My notes say "simple and easy", but I remember polishing off two glasses of this opener, so it delivers on pure flavor and easy refreshment.

Carmignano twosome2018 Villa di Capezzana Carmignano DOCG
Very spicy, with lots of dark fruit. There are also some sweet notes from the elevated alcohol; but the blackberry, tobacco, mocha and licorice gelled well on the tongue.  (****)

2012 Villa di Capezzana - 10 Anni Carmignano DOCG
To prove the age-ability of their wines, Capezzana will be releasing 10-year-old versions; this 2012 has held up beautifully; it's smooth and silky, holding all those flavours that the youthful version has, plus there’s the addition of a little smoky-cedery component for complexity.  (**** ½)

2016 Trefiano Carmignano Riserva DOCG
Contains Cabernet Sauvignon and delivers a smoothness across the tongue. Tobacco and spice join juicy red cherry and raspberry with a good hit of acidity on the finish.  (****+)

2016 Ugo Contini Bonaccosi IGT Toscana Capezzana Ugo
The wine has Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon in it's the blend. It mostly leans subtle with pepper and smoke; but there's also a nice black fruit component in the form of cassis, blackberry and black plum.  (****)



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