Azienda Agricola Giacomo Marengo


The Capanna estate has been owned by the Cencioni family since 1957 
and is situated to the north of Montalcino which has always been 
considered one of the best "crus" of Brunello.

The farm is operated exclusively by the family and has been considered to be a point of reference for traditionalists. The wines are produced in the most traditional fashion and could even be considered rustic by some modern standards.

Capanna Brunello di Montalcino is a very traditional Brunello, soft, suave and elegant. Due to its characterists, and its capacity to develop and improve for many years when bottled, this wine is now valued as one of the most exclusive Brunellos. 



"Capanna's 2003 Brunello di Montalcino is a rich, concentrated effort loaded with plenty of dark red fruit, smoke, tar, licorice and underbrush. It shows superb depth and purity in a style that reconciles the ripeness of the vintage while maintaining notable elegance and complexity. A further year or two of bottle age should help round out the tannins, although the wine is drinking beautifully today. 
Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018."

Robert Parker 92 Points 


This wine is an excellent accompaniment to game, grilled red meat and matured cheeses. Its full-bodied taste also allows it to be enjoyed on its own.

                    APPELLATION:                        Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G.
                    VARIETALS:                              100 % Brunello clone Sangiovese
                    VINEYARD:                               20 acres of stony soil with a dry and airy climate. 
                    AGE OF VINES:                         10 - 20 years
                    HARVEST:                                 September
                    VINIFICATION:                          Maceration in temperature controlled vats.
                    AGING:                                     Aged for 4 years in Slovenian oak casks then in bottles.
                    PRODUCTION:                          2,050 cases per year




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