Capricci IGT Toscana Rosso
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Experience the special feeling of Capricci every day with our full-bodied IGT Toscana Rosso. Made with 90% Sangiovese and 10% other red and white grapes, this wine is hand-harvested with individual bunch selection from the Mandorlaie locality in Scansano, Tuscany. After fermentation at a controlled temperature with 10 days’ maceration with skins, the wine is aged for 12 months in stainless steel vats, followed by 6 months in French Oak barrels, and 3 months in the bottle. Serve at 18°C and enjoy in a 750ml format.
Capricci IGT Toscana Rosso
Capricci Toscana IGT Rosso 2021 is crafted using sustainable practices that prioritize respect for the environment, and the wine expresses the unique taste of the land from which it comes. The grapes used in the wine are harvested from vines that are more than 50 years old and located within view of the sea, just a short drive from the historic town of Scansano and the gateway to the Tuscan archipelago, Porto Santo Stefano.
The terroir of the vineyard is a mix of clay and sandy soil situated at an altitude of 350m above sea level. The minimal rainfall in Maremma results in grapes that produce an enhanced flavor profile. The wine is made with 90% Sangiovese and 10% other red and white grapes, hand-harvested with individual bunch selection in the locality of Mandorlaie, Scansano, Tuscany.
Fermented at a controlled temperature of 25°C with 10 days’ maceration with skins, the wine is aged for 12 months in stainless steel vats, followed by 9 months in French Oak barrels and 3 months in the bottle. Capricci Toscana IGT Rosso 2021 is full-bodied and has a strong structure, making it an excellent choice for pairing with antipasti of crostini and cold cuts, as well as pasta dishes with sauces. Serve at a temperature of 18°C and enjoy in a 750ml format.
IGT and DOC/DOCG wines
Toscana IGT Rosso wines are often considered less “important” than those with a DOC/DOCG label, but this is not always the case. In fact, many of the best examples of innovative and high-quality Tuscan wines fall into the IGT category. This is due in part to the freedom that the IGT classification gives winemakers in creating their wines, as they are not constrained by the regulations governing DOC/DOCG wine status. Capricci Toscana IGT Rosso 2021 is an amazing example of an IGT Toscana wine that is sure to impress.
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Right now you can get access to Capricci direct from the winemaker, Tenuta Le Mandorlaie, get on over to their secure online shop and see the great offers available.
About Tenuta Le Mandorlaie
Tenuta Le Mandorlaie is a Tuscan winery and olive oil producer that creates high-quality products from their estate in the Scansano area of Tuscany, Italy. They produce IGT wines and IGP extra virgin olive oil, both of which are renowned for their exceptional quality and flavor.
IGT stands for Indicazione Geografica Tipica, which translates to Typical Geographical Indication in English. It is a classification of Italian wines that indicates the wine’s origin, but with more flexibility in terms of the grape varieties and winemaking techniques used. IGT wines must be made from grapes grown within a specific geographic area, but they do not need to follow the strict regulations of the DOC or DOCG classifications. This allows for greater freedom and innovation in winemaking.
Tenuta Le Mandorlaie’s IGT Toscana Rosso 2021 is made from grapes grown on vines that are over 50 years old, located in the Mandorlaie locality of Scansano. The wine is a blend of 90% Sangiovese grapes and 10% other red and white grapes. It is fermented at a controlled temperature with 10 days of skin maceration and aged for 12 months in stainless steel vat, followed by 9 months in French Oak barrels and 3 months in the bottle. The result is a full-bodied wine with a strong structure and unique taste that reflects the terroir of the region.
On the other hand, IGP stands for Indicazione Geografica Protetta, which translates to Protected Geographical Indication in English. It is a classification of Italian food products, including extra virgin olive oil, that indicates the product’s origin and quality. IGP extra virgin olive oil must be produced within a specific geographic area and follow certain production methods and quality standards.
Tenuta Le Mandorlaie’s IGP extra virgin olive oil is made from olives grown on their estate in Scansano, Tuscany. The olives are harvested by hand and cold-pressed within 24 hours to preserve the quality of the oil. The result is a high-quality extra virgin olive oil with a rich flavor and aroma that reflects the unique terroir of the region.
In summary, Tenuta Le Mandorlaie produces exceptional IGT Toscana Rosso wine and IGP extra virgin olive oil from their estate in Scansano, Tuscany. Both products are made using sustainable practices that prioritize respect for the environment and reflect the unique terroir of the region.
Is Capricci the best Italian red wine?
In the realm of Italian red wines, Capricci IGT Toscana Rosso stands as a captivating contender for excellence. Its journey towards perfection is shaped by a multitude of factors, which collectively contribute to its distinctive allure. Here, we explore the key elements that elevate Capricci IGT Toscana Rosso to the realm of the finest Italian red wines:
Vitality of Grapes: The grape variety, Sangiovese, gracefully takes the center stage in Capricci IGT Toscana Rosso. Renowned for its lively acidity and luscious red fruit flavors, Sangiovese imparts a vibrant character that sets this wine apart.
The Essence of Terroir: Within the heart of Tuscany’s Maremma region lies the esteemed Tenuta Le Mandorlaie, where Capricci IGT Toscana Rosso originates. This revered winery artfully harnesses the unique amalgamation of soil, climate, and topography, creating an environment that fosters the creation of truly exceptional wines.
Craftsmanship in Viticulture and Winemaking: At Tenuta Le Mandorlaie, the utmost care is bestowed upon the vineyards and the winemaking process. Meticulous vineyard management, precise harvesting at optimal ripeness, artful fermentation techniques, the gentle embrace of oak aging, and the art of blending all harmoniously contribute to the creation of Capricci IGT Toscana Rosso.
Symphony of Balance: A symphony of harmonious elements intertwines within Capricci IGT Toscana Rosso. Its acidity, tannins, alcohol content, and fruit flavors dance gracefully, showcasing an exquisite equilibrium. Each facet seamlessly complements the others, crafting a wine of captivating complexity.
Age-Worthy Brilliance: Capricci IGT Toscana Rosso possesses a remarkable capacity for graceful aging. Over time, this wine evolves, unfurling layers of increased complexity, depth, and velvety smoothness. Its structure and tannins provide the foundation for an enchanting transformation, making it a gem worthy of long-term appreciation.
Flavorful Tapestry: Capricci IGT Toscana Rosso weaves a tapestry of flavors and aromas that captivate the senses. Ripe fruits, such as cherry and blackberry, intertwine with delicate spices, herbs, and earthy undertones. Hints of oak or other aging elements add further depth, culminating in a sensory experience that is both tantalizing and gratifying.
A Personal Journey: In the realm of taste, personal preferences reign supreme. The notion of the “best” Italian red wine is subjective, as it is intrinsically tied to individual palates, unique experiences, and personal inclinations. Thus, what makes Capricci IGT Toscana Rosso exceptional to one may differ for another, as wine appreciation is an inherently personal voyage.
It is essential to bear in mind that Capricci IGT Toscana Rosso, with its remarkable attributes, remains subject to the ebb and flow of time. For the latest information regarding vintages and availability of this exquisite wine, we encourage you to connect with us directly. Embark on a journey through our online store, where delightful offers await those seeking to savor the enchantment of Capricci Toscana IGT Rosso.