Barco Reale di Carmignano, Capezanna, 2016
Producer: Tenuta di Capezzana
Varietal: Sangiovese (70%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (10-15%), 5% Cabernet Franc, 5-10% Canaiolo
Appellation: Barco Reale di Carmignano D.O.C.Tuscany, Italy
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Drinking Window: 2018-2022
Scores (if you care about):: 92/100 James Suckling
Vinified in steel tanks and developed for about 12 months in allier barrels with a further 3 months in the bottle, Barco Reale is the easy drinking wine from the house of Capezzana. First introduced with the 1984 Vintage, Barco Reale is an initiation into the house wine style of Capezzana where the grapes get the same care and attention as their flagship Villa di Capezzana.
The wine is consistently rated in late 80s and early 90s by a number of famed critics across Vintages. The 2012 was rated 90pts by Antonio Galloni of Vinous. The wine is considered to go exceptionally well with Italian foods such as most Pastas and Risottos and a large number of dishes from the tandoori Indian/Mughlai style.
2013 was rated 16/20 by Jancis Robinson describing the wine as:
Traditional blend of Sangiovese with Cabernet and Canaiolo. Mid garnet. Tobacco leaf nose with considerable ripeness and mild but not intrusive earthiness. Sprightly finish lifts the whole. Impressive persistence. Super food wine.
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