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Podere Capaccia IGT 2017 (Supertuscan)

Podere Capaccia IGT 2017 (Supertuscan)

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This new wine is the perfect balance of Bordeaux and Tuscan grapes. The Cabernet franc and Cabernet sauvignon grapes are harvested the first two weeks of October. The individual berries are dropped into the fermentation tank by gravity where the must will ferment for circa three weeks until the wine is completely fermented. The must is pumped over throughout the maceration to allow for the optimal extraction from the delicate grape skins. The new wine is moved to another tank to complete the secondary malolactic fermentation while the skins are gently pressed. After the secondary malolactic fermentation is complete, the wine is moved into the barrel room. The structure and depth of the Bordeaux fruit allows for a barrel aging program that is more pronounced with the use of more new oak barrels. The wine is aged for 24 months and the final blend is created. The Cabernet base is blended with 25% of our best Sangiovese to create a perfectly balanced wine.

About Podere Capaccia:

Majestically perched high on the hill above the Pesa River valley surrounded by steep impenetrable forests, Podere Capaccia keeps watch on Radda’s northern region. Since purchasing the property in 2010, Herman De Bode has assembled a production team to bring to life his vision of creating one of the best wines in Italy. After replanting the vineyards, Herman built a state-of-the-art underground winery and began the restoration of the Medieval hamlet of Capaccia.

Blessed with an incredible geographic location that is ideal for grape growing, Podere Capaccia is dedicated to creating the highest quality wine with its exceptional grapes. The sandstone, limestone and shale composition of the vineyards allow for exceptional water drainage and deep root growth. At 550 meters above sea level, the air temperatures cool at night even during the hottest period of the summer creating elegant grape maturation. With the southern exposure, the vines receive all the necessary sunlight to achieve the perfect ripeness.

The underground barrel room maintains a constant temperature and humidity to allow for a delicate barrel aging. The wines are carefully bottled and allowed to rest in a temperature and humidity controlled storage room until they are ready to be released.

Bouquet: Dominated by rich blueberry with hints of pepper and warm spice.

Palate: Smooth rich body with pleasing acidity and persistant finish.

ABV: 13.5%

Region: Tuscany 

Vintage: 2017

Grape: 50% Cab Sauv, 25% Cab Franc, 25% Sangiovese

Vineyard:Podere Capaccia

Closure: Natural cork 

Technical Information: 

  • Sulphites: 27 mg/L
  • Sugar: 1.8 g/L
  • Acidity: 3.9 g/L