Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino "Vigna la Casa" DOCG 2016 (Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 96] [WS 95] [VM 94] [WE 94]

Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino "Vigna la Casa" DOCG 2016
(Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 96] [WS 95] [VM 94] [WE 94]


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Notes from the Winemaker:
Caparzo produced its first vintage of Brunello di Montalcino in 1970 when the situation in Montalcino was very different than it is now. At the time, there were only 13 wineries in Montalcino, and this makes Caparzo one of the historic Brunello producers. The distinguishing characteristic of Caparzo's Brunello di Montalcino is the origin of its Sangiovese.

Indeed, the estate is one of the few in Montalcino that has vineyards in the various geographic areas of the Appellation. What might seem to be just a detail is instead quite positive, because the different locations of Caparzo's vineyards allow the estate to draw the most from the different microclimates and terroirs present in Montalcino.

The grapes harvested from the vineyards in the various areas of the Appellation are carefully selected to lay the foundations for a complex wine that brings together all of the characteristics that make Brunello one of the world's most sought after wines.

Tasting Notes:
In the glass, a deep ruby, tending towards garnet with age. The nose is penetrating, ample, and extremely complex, with wild berry fruit, spice, and vanilla.

Technical Information

HARVEST: Manual
PRIMARY FERMENTATION: The primary fermentation takes sevendays, at controlled temperatures between 28 and 30C 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.
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION: Spontaneous, at a controlled temperature of 20-24C, immediately after racking.
AGING IN WOOD: 1 year in French oak tonneaux (500L) and 24 months in French oak casks.
BOTTLE AGING: At least 4 months
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13.00-14.00% ABV
ACIDITY: 5-6%
AGING CAPACITY: More than 35 years.
FIRST YEAR PRODUCED: 1977

Ratings & Reviews

96 Points - James Suckling
Aromas of berry, toffee and chocolate with cherry undertones. Its full-bodied with a tight, focused palate with ripe tannins and a flavorful finish. Tight and polished. Needs bottle age to open and show its true potential. Try after 2023." (11/2020)

95 points - Wine Spectator:
"This red displays a mix of macerated plum, cherry, mint, earth, iron and sanguine flavors. In the savory camp, without the purity of many of its peers, at least today, yet harmonious and long, with dusty tannins on the finish. Be patient Best from 2023 through 2040." - BS (6/30/2021)

94 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino La Casa takes a little time to collect itself in the glass, pulling you closer as white smoke gives way to crushed stone, then peppery florals, wild strawberry and cedar. The textures are like pure silk, with an elegant display of savory black cherry and spice complicated by salty minerals. This shows amazing density while never feeling heavy, nearly masking its fine-grained tannins until the very end, where hints of orange citrus and dried berries linger. The 2016 La Casa is a beauty with plenty of upside potential." - Eric Guido (11/2020)

94 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
Rose, graphite, star anise and eucalyptus aromas come to the forefront. The chiseled, racy palate features juicy morello cherry, licorice and coffee bean framed in close-grained tannins and bright acidity. Drink 2023-2031." - Kerin O'Keefe (5/1/2021)