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The 2007 - Capezzana Carmignano is Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon from the Tuscany region in Italy and the ABV is 14.0%. The 2010 - Sportoletti Assisi Rosso is Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from the Umbria region in Italy and the ABV is 14.0%.
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This 2-pack includes 1 bottle of 2007 - Capezzana Carmignano, and 1 bottle of 2010 - Sportoletti Assisi Rosso.
2007 - Capezzana Carmignano
"The 2007 Carmignano Villa di Capezzana is a huge extroverted wine bursting with wild dark cherries, grilled herbs and tobacco. The intense, opulent style is not for the faint of heart. Still, this is a beautifully balanced wine with notable intensity and a persistent finish. The Villa di Capezzana is 80% Sangiovese and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2022." (08/11) - 91 Pts Antonio Galloni - The Wine Advocate
"Plenty of dried fruits, with currants and light prune. Full body, with silky tannins and a fruity finish. Drink after 2011." (12/11) - 91 Pts James Suckling - JamesSuckling.com
"Deep ruby-red. Ripe dark berries, iron, leather and tobacco on the nose. Then soft and ripe on the attack, but with bright flavors of dark berries, minerals and almond paste. Sharply delineated for a wine from such a hot vintage, and very long on the aftertaste, which hints at forest floor and red cherry syrup." (09/12) - 90 Pts Ian Dagata - International Wine Cellar
"This is the estate's historic wine and is highly representative of the qualities of Carmignano. D.O.C. status was re-obtained in 1975 and D.O.C.G. in the 1990's. It is produced from Sangiovese (80%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (20%). D.O.C.G. wines are matured for over one year in tonneaux and then laid down for a further twelve months in bottles."
"Made from Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. The soil composition is clay and schist and limestone. The harvest happens at the end of September and in early October. Vinification: Alcoholic fermentation in steel tanks, malolactic fermentation in french oak. Aging happens in barrique and tonneaux of 3.50 hl. for 15 months and in bottle for at least 10 months. Pairing suggestions include both red and white meats as well as most types of cheese." - Winery
This wine was also scored 88 Points by Wine Spectator.
2010 - Sportoletti Assisi Rosso
"Ruby red with violet hues. The nose shows fresh with fruity notes of cherry and raspberry, sweet spices and chocolate. The palate is soft and well structured, with a final complex and tasty tannins." - Winery
"The Assisi Rosso is a delightful, full-bodied red made from a blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, and Cabernet, grown at about 400 meters above sea level to where grapes will develop bright fruit flavors accompanied by heightened aromatic qualities. The wine is macerated for about 10-15 days, then aged in used wood barrels for a few months for optimum smoothness." - Importer
"For generations, the Sportoletti family has always also been passionately dedicated to producing wine in Umbria. At the end of the 1970s, brothers Ernesto and Remo decided to turn their attention exclusively to winemaking. With great reverence for the teachings of their father Vittorio, they began to bottle wines under their own label. From that point on, they began a long journey in pursuit of the perfect balance between innovation and tradition, endeavoring to unleash the full potential of their territory, situated on the hills between Spello and Assisi where they now own 20 hectares of vineyards from which they produce an average of 200,000 bottles per year."
"In 1998, the company decided to join forces with the highly esteemed agronomic and oenological consultant Riccardo Cotarella, thus marking the start of a highly successful professional collaboration as well as a valued friendship. They regularly replant their vines and cultivate them using the spur pruning system and high density planting. With 5,000 vines per hectare, they are able to control the number of buds and consequently the productivity of the vines. For the reserve wines, a first harvest of the grapes is carried out while the grapes are just beginning to ripen, in order to obtain an average yield of 1 Kg of grapes per plant. Vines currently cultivated include the indigenous Grechetto, for which they chose the G5 clone, a lower yielding yet more characteristic strain. The Merlot they grow is a particular massale clone that was selected and propagated from an old vine that had been on the property for fifty years and which, over the years, has given rise to one of their most successful wines. Specific clones of Sangiovese that provide a lower yield but are much richer in color were also chosen, the same holding true for their Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc." - Importer