Brunello Di Montalcino
Caprili is located near Tavernelle within the Montalcino appellation. The Brunello is sourced from mainly three vineyards - Ceppo Nero, Pino and Quadrucci.
335-340m in elevation.
The soil is a mix of sand, clay and limestone in varying amounts depending on vineyard location.
Hand-harvested from vines averaging 15 years of age.
Spontaneous fermentation with ambient yeast in stainless steel lasting about 25 days. Malolactic fermentation in cement.
Aged three years in large, neutral Slavonian oak (30, 40 and 60HL casks) followed by one year in the bottle before release.
42,000 bottles produced plus 204 magnums.
First vintage of Brunello by Caprili was in 1978. The estate was purchased in 1965.
Enticing notes of bright cherry, strawberry, leather and savory mark this rich, dense red. Nicely balanced, lingering with underbrush and mineral accents. Best from 2021 through 2034. 3,000 cases made.
Wet earth, mushrooms, leaves and dark fruits. Some ash. Full-bodied, layered and juicy. Extremely long and flavorful. Love the intensity and beauty. Drink now or hold.
Bright red with a pale rim. Blackberry, earthy spices, mint, minerals, game and violet on the very deep but still youthfully reticent nose. Dense, energetic, large-scale and brooding on the palate, offering floral flavors of red and dark berries and underbrush. Finishes extremely long, scented and subtle, featuring very suave tannins. Cellar this beauty for at least another five years, as it will likely blossom into something special; the plus sign on my score indicates that I would not be surprised to find myself scoring this 95 or 96 in the years ahead.
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