The name of the estate apparently derives from "Ca' Pazzo", as shown on some ancient maps. The estate covers an area of 190 hectares, 54 of which are vineyards, 4 are of olive groves, 87 of which are wooded and 45 of which are to be planted with new vines. Caparzo is the only estate-bottled producer of Brunello di Montalcino to have estate vineyards on all five sides of the hill of Montalcino, ensuring that no matter what climatic challenges effect one side, the other vineyards will more than compensate.
Caparzo, with owner Elizabetta Angelina Gnudi, and winemakers Massimo Bracalente and Francesca Arquint, aims to make top quality products using meticulous and traditional techniques, while at the same time applying a modern outlook in its commercial relations with efficiency and capability. More than thirty years have passed since the first vines were planted and the first steps in wine-making taken. In this period, Caparzo, bolstered by its background in the Brunello tradition and the different terroirs of the area, has proved its ability to produce wines with a creative flair and spirit of innovation that achieves top standards in quality.
An elegant, firm style, evoking strawberry, cherry and wild herb flavors. The tannins show through on the finish, remaining well-proportioned and fresh.
Wine Enthusiast - "This opens with an intense floral fragrance of crushed blue flower and perfumed red berries. The fresh, savory palate displays dark cherry, wild raspberry, baking spices, tilled earth and a hint of citrus alongside velvety tannins. Enjoy through 2017."
James Suckling - "Fresh strawberry, orange peel, mineral on nose. Fine tannin with mixture of spices, hint of animal character develop complexity. Slightly austere but enjoying it."