• "Ghiaie della Furba" Rosso Toscana IGT 2013

      “Ghiaie della Furba” Rosso Toscana IGT 2013

      Ghiaie della Furba means "pebble of the Furba stream" and there is a reason for that, because on the river pebbles on the banks of this stream the vines stand for this wine. He's one of the first "Supertoscans" ever.

      Vintage 2013 shows after one hour in the carafe a wonderfully clear, dark fruit, blackberries and blackcurrants, in addition coffee notes, dark chocolate and spices. Impressive its very good structure and personality. It is already very accessible and drinkable today, but still has great potential for the next decade. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Fresh and elegant, with cherry and plum flavors picking up spice, earth and tobacco notes as this develops on the palate. Soft and open enough to enjoy now, but has the firmness to keep for another five to seven years. Shows fine balance and length." Wine Spectator

      "Blackcurrants, hot stones, ivy, plenty of eucalyptus, blackberry bush and undertones of violets and minerals follow through to a well-structured palate that is full-bodied, silky and chewy on the finish. This needs time." James Suckling

      "The 2013 Ghiaie della Furba is terrific. Capezzana's blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot delivers the goods, and them some. Dark, pliant and beautifully expressive in the glass, the 2013 offers plenty of explosiveness and richness, but in a more restrained style than was once the case there. The aromatics alone are captivating. Plum, violet, licorice and smoke all develop in a vivid, potent wine. There is so much personality here." Antonio Galloni

      • Bibenda:
      • Vitae:
      • Veronelli :95 points
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Grape Varieties: 50% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot, 25% Syrah
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29582713 ·  0,75 l · 46,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      34,90 €
    • "Trefiano" Rosso Carmignano Riserva DOCG 2013

      “Trefiano” Rosso Carmignano Riserva DOCG 2013

      The wine comes from an adjacent walled vineyard around Villa di Trefiano, which produces a wonderfully elegant variant of Carmignano. Trefiano Riserva remains in used 350-litre tonneaux for 18 months after spontaneous fermentation.

      Deep ruby red. In the nose black cherry and blackcurrant, in addition an intensive, ripe and juicy plum. Long, complex and multi-layered, the Riserva needs a little more air and shows a little more depth than the classic Carmignano. The 10% Canaiolo content ensures its irresistible fragrance and complexity. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Fascinating aromas of blueberries, orange peel and watermelon following through to a full body. Round and juicy tannins and a flavorful finish. Lots of toasted oak showing now, but it should come out beautifully with bottle age." James Suckling

      "A dense, solid red, with concentrated black cherry, currant, earth and tobacco flavors. The tannins are assertive, but all the elements come together on the muscular finish." Wine Spectator

      • Bibenda:
      • Vitae:
      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 80% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Canaiolo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months Tonneau
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29582613 · 0,75 l · 47,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      35,90 €
    • Vin Santo di Carmignano Riserva DOC 2011

      Vin Santo di Carmignano Riserva DOC 2011

      Deep dark yellow. In the nose rich, almost opulent impressions of candied apricots, orange zest and traces of fine yellow flowers. The taste is complex of candied fruits with a wonderfully polished sweetness and a long, persistent finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2011 Vin Santo di Carmignano Riserva (packaged in a 375-millilter bottle) is a blend of 90% Trebbiano and 10% San Colombano, another name for the white grape Verdea. This is a beautiful and seemingly indestructible dessert wine that offers intense tones of dried apricot, honey and toasted nut. The grapes are air-dried for up to six months, and the wine ages in traditional 100-liter oak barrels called caratelli for up to six years. Those pretty nutty flavors you get on the finish come directly from the aging process." Robert Parker

      "This exquisite wine is an experience with an alluring orange caramel, brown sugar and cinnamon nose. On the palate, it is is simultaneously elegant, opulent and luscious, with an oily texture and plenty of burnt caramel and rich nutty flavours gushing through the very long and sweet finish. If imbibed outside the home, a designated driver is mandatory. Stunning Vin Santo!" Decanter

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      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:95 points
      • Decanter :97 Points / Platinum Medal
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Trebbiano, 10% San Colombano
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 5 years small chestnut barrel (Caratello)
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Residual Sugar: 290,00 g/l
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 14-16 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29580111 · 0,5 l · 79,80 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping< 24 units available

      39,90 €
    • "Ugo Contini Bonacossi" Rosso Toscana IGT 2015 (BIO)

      “Ugo Contini Bonacossi” Rosso Toscana IGT 2015 (BIO)

      This impressive red comes from the single vineyard "Vitticciana", which was created by the "Godfather des Carmignano" Ugo Contini Bonacossi because of the perfect orientation especially for a pure Sangiovese wine. It is produced only in the best years, in the year 2015 it shows itself extremely multilayered and of fine fruit and fine-grained tannin. After a few years in the bottle it can easily compete with some of the best Brunello di Montalcino. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Dark cherries, dried herbs, blackcurrants, pine needles, licorice and dark chocolate. Full-bodied and opulent on the palate with layers of cherries that are well drawn out over lithe tannins and fresh acidity." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :95 points
      • Doctor Wine:94 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 18 months aged / new barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2032+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-007
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      29582815 · 0,75 l · 66,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping< 24 units available

      49,90 €
    • "Villa di Capezzana" Rosso Carmignano DOCG 2015 (BIO) <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Villa di Capezzana” Rosso Carmignano DOCG 2015 (BIO) · MAGNUM in OWC

      Villa di Capezzana is regarded as one of the most long-lived wines in Tuscany. A vertical tasting with 20 vintages dates back to 1937 - none of the vintages showed any signs of fatigue. The wine is spontaneously fermented and aged in large and small wooden barrels, a third of the small wood is renewed every year.

      Dark ruby red. Black cherries, blackberries, blackcurrants and noble woods dominate the nose. On the palate the wine is firm, well structured and with a long finish.
      Decanting recommended.SUPERIORE.DE

      "Beautiful berry and flower aromas; juicy and perfectly balanced on the palate, shows finesse and yet also character. In the finish, a symbiosis of finesse and structure." Vinum

      "Made with organic fruit, the 2015 Carmignano Villa di Capezzana is a blend of 80% Sangiovese and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. This is the flagship wine made by this estate, and it has been in production since 1925. This warm vintage opens to abundant fruit with black cherry and blackberry at the front. Softer tones of spice, leather and tobacco fill in the rear. You get great value in this easy-drinking mid-weight Tuscan red." Robert Parker

      "Fascinating aromas of blueberries, orange peel and watermelon following through to a full body. Round and juicy tannins and a flavorful finish. Lots of toasted oak showing now, but it should come out beautifully with bottle age." James Suckling

      "Mainly Sangiovese. Has an enticing nose with ripe red and black fruits and a floral perfume. Firm tannins but a lovely texture and understated oak. Plenty of future." Decanter

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Doctor Wine:92 points
      • Robert Parker:91 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Decanter :95 points
      • Vinum:17 points
      • Grape Varieties: 80% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 12 months tonneau/16 months large wooden barrel
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-007
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      29582515 · 1,5 l · 38,60 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping4 units available

      57,90 €
    • "Ugo Contini Bonacossi" Rosso Toscana IGT 2015 (BIO) <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      “Ugo Contini Bonacossi” Rosso Toscana IGT 2015 (BIO) · 6 Bottles in OWC

      This impressive red comes from the single vineyard "Vitticciana", which was created by the "Godfather des Carmignano" Ugo Contini Bonacossi because of the perfect orientation especially for a pure Sangiovese wine. It is produced only in the best years, in the year 2015 it shows itself extremely multilayered and of fine fruit and fine-grained tannin. After a few years in the bottle it can easily compete with some of the best Brunello di Montalcino. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Dark cherries, dried herbs, blackcurrants, pine needles, licorice and dark chocolate. Full-bodied and opulent on the palate with layers of cherries that are well drawn out over lithe tannins and fresh acidity." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :95 points
      • Doctor Wine:94 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 18 months aged / new barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2032+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-007
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      stored air-conditioned

      29582915 · 4,5 l · 68,76 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping1 unit available

      309,40 €
    About the winemakers
    Tenuta di Capezzana
    Tuscany | Chianti
    Tenuta di Capezzana

    "Our greatest good is our land. It's been feeding us for generations, and we want it to stay that way. So we must treat it with respect," is the motto of the Contini Bonacossi family. Well, that's what almost all wine producers say. But hardly anyone formulated it as forcefully and convincingly as the over 90-year-old senior, Conte Ugo Contini Bonacossi, who was already over 90 at the time.

    Of course, this has a background, because the first attempts to switch to organic cultivation ended in a disaster. So you started a second time, slower and more careful. You could say over decades. New vineyards were planted more densely, with 6000 to 9000 vines per hectare, enormous hours invested and finally all vineyards and olive groves were certified organic.

    Finally, the splendid palazzo from the early Renaissance, which sits on the hills near Carmigiano, just a few kilometres west of Florence, was renovated in an exemplary manner and transformed into a lively meeting place. It was also Conte Ugo who made Carmigiano a DOC again, against all resistance from the authorities, by proving that Carmigiano already existed a quarter of a millennium ago as a wine-growing region with defined borders. Actually, the Etruscans cultivated wine here 3,000 years ago.

    A vineyard Capezzana is documented in writing in the year 804. The Contini Bonacossi family bought the property from the Rothschilds in the 1920s. It is said that the same Cabernet Sauvignon clones grow here as on Château Lafite. Cabernet has a very long tradition here, in addition to Sangiovese. Vittorio Contini Bonacossi, who managed the estate until his surprising death, also loved autochthonous varieties and planted more Canaiolo and Mammolo. Benedetta and Gaddo continue these traditions in cellars and vineyards. The Carmigiano region, which has since been upgraded to DOCG, allows this variety diversity because it wanted to counteract the acidity of Sangiovese. Therefore the wines here are a little rounder, milder than in the rest of the Chianti area and wonderfully fruity, with a very fine tannin structure. To a certain extent elegance with tradition.

    Serena, Vittorio's daughter, has now opened the winery to the public and has set up a wine bar, an agriturismo with wonderful rooms and a cooking school. Filippo takes care of the more than 30,000 olive trees, which are cultivated on about 140 hectares and cultivated by hand with the help of countless small farmers. The whole family, not exactly a small one, works in various fields, preserves the tradition and for five generations has carefully linked it with today's times.

    The wines have received many awards and prove their maturity potential time and again, as hundreds of bottles of each vintage have been stored for decades. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Year founded: 1925
    • Owner: Family Contini Bonacossi
    • Oenologist: Benedetta Contini Bonacossi
    • Oenological consultant: Franco Bernabei
    • Agronomist: Vittorio Contini Bonacossi
    • Annual production: approx. 450,000 bottles
    • Land: over 250 hectares, of which approx. 75 hectares are vineyards
    • Biologically certified cultivation