Capezzana, Barco Reale di Carmignano, Tuscany, Italy, 2017Regular price £17.00
Barco Reale is the youthful wine from the Carmignano area, made from Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Soft, full and fruity, it has lovely aromas of cherries and plums and a subtle hint of oak. Rounded and ripe on the palate, it shows lovely balanced fruit and tannin structure. There is a hint of spiced berries on the long, elegant finish.
The Capezzana estate, 24 kilometres north west of Florence, is owned by the Contini Bonacossi family. The younger generation is now firmly in charge of the estate's 80 hectares of vineyard, with daughter Benedetta Contini Bonacossi as winemaker and Francesco Bernabei as consultant winemaker. The wines and the olive oil have an elegance which marks this estate out from the crowd.