Brunello di Montalcino La Casa is made by the Caparzo Vineyard. It is an exceptional wine and only made in the best vintages, this is a real treat. This wine is a rich ruby colour, on the nose it is a deep, rich and complex nose, full of plump blackberry and griottine cherries with a hint of mint, followed by lingering earth and spice. Luscious on the palate, full bodied, good tannins and acidity but the wine still retains a real sense of elegance. This wine has a long life ahead of it, if properly cellared but still offers the consumer lots of pleasure now.
“The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna La Casa is darker, richer and more intense than the straight Brunello. It also shows quite a bit more oak influence. Still, the wine’s overall balance is solid. Succulent dark cherries, menthol, spices, new leather and herbs are fused together in an unctuous, fleshy wine loaded with personality.” Antonio Galloni, 91 points, 2016
Food Matching: Steak with mushrooms and polenta, rabit ragu with parpadelle, rich stews and braises. Aged hard cheeses.
Method and Production: The grapes are hand harvested and sorted before pressing. Fermentation takes 7 days, at controlled temperatures between 28 and 30 °C, and is followed by delestages and pump overs. Because of the superb quality of the skins, the wine is kept in contact with them for a further 10/15 days. The wine is aged in French oak, 12 months in tonneaux, 24 months in large 3000l barrels and then for at least 8 months in bottle.
The Vineyard: The 5-hectare La Casa Vineyard is located on the Montosoli Hill, at an elevation of 275 metres, and enjoys a southeast exposure. The Montosoli Hill is not large, but its greater elevation shields it from both mists and spring frosts, and yields grapes of exceptional quality. The soil is locally known as Galestro, and is well drained. The vineyard enjoys excellent sunshine, an important factor for this sector of the northern part of the Montalcino zone, which has lower than average temperatures for the region .