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Avignonesi Capannelle 50 & 50 2011

VINTAGE: 2011
WINERY:Avignonesi
WINERY:Capannelle
COUNTRY: Italy
REGION:Tuscany
BODY:Medium
VARIETAL:Merlot
VARIETAL:Sangiovese

Only about 15,000 bottles produced a year.

The Avignonesi Capannelle 50 & 50 is a wine made jointly by Avignonesi and Capannelle. It is a wine that interprets the distinctive qualities of two wine areas, among the oldest in Tuscany, in a surprising double terroir expression: Chianti (Capannelle) soil, rich in clay, and the clay soil of Montepulciano (Avignonesi). The characteristics of the 2 different terroir combine perfectly in the choice of vines. The Sangiovese Capannelle leads to blend structure, tannins and austerity, while the Avignonesi Merlot contributes with elegance, softness and depth. Aging in French oak barrels lasts for 18 months.

The Avignonesi Capannelle 50&50 2011 has a deep, ruby, red colour. Aromas of blackcurrant and black cherry are complemented by notes of sandalwood, sweet spices, and methol. The rich and velvety palate has a fruit-flavoured core with subtle complexities from the long ageing in oak. Long-lingering and elegant, this is a wine suitable for long ageing in the bottle.


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