Featured Red Wine for March – 2018 Carmignano Villa di Capezzana

Published on March 8, 2024

Carmignano used to be the predominant wine of Tuscany.  It is older than Chianti, and older than most wines produced in Italy. What distinguishes this Tuscan enclave is its long history of planting French grape varieties – Catherine de’Medici, then Queen of France, insisted on it almost 500 years ago. While most Chiantis are 100% Sangiovese, in 1975 Carmignano became the first DOC zone to legally require the inclusion of Cabernet Sauvignon (up to 20%) as part of the blend.

The 2018 Carmignano Villa di Capezzana is the Winecroft featured red wine for March.  Tenuta di Capezzana is the most important producer in this small appellation and has been in the Contini Bonacossi family’s hands for almost a century.  Carmignano Villa di Capezzana is the estate’s flagship wine and is a blend of 80% Sangiovese and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.

This wine is featured on the wine lists of a number of great restaurants including the Michelin starred The Kitchin in Leith, Scotland.

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