Caprili Brunello di Montalcino 2017 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Caprili Brunello di Montalcino 2017 750ml
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Caprili Brunello di Montalcino 2017

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750ml
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Category Red Wine
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Region Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Caprili
Alcohol/vol 14%

Caprili is a Brunello estate in the southwestern sector of the Montalcino appellation near the hamlet of Tavernelle. They are considered one of the old guard of Montalcino producers as they were established in 1965 when they split off from the famous Pieve Santa Restituta estate. The estate is very well located, next to Pieve Santa Restituta and adjacent to Soldera. Run by the youthful and dynamic Giacomo Bartolommei, the estate is comprised of 21 hectares of vineyards. The exposure is south-southeast between 225-340 meters in elevation. The soil there has a bit more sand than in other parts of Montalcino giving the wines elegance and bright aromatics. It is also a sector that benefits from regular circulation of wind currents that come off the sea to the west. This air flow pattern greatly reduces disease pressure which in turn allows the winery to farm organically. It also provides a cooling effect in warmer years to help insure freshness and balance to the wines.

In the cellar at Caprili, they work traditionally and naturally with a goal of keeping the winemaker¹s impact on the wine to a minimum. The Brunello ferments in stainless steel with native yeasts for about seven to eight days followed by a 15-20 day maceration. The Brunello goes into large neutral casks for 3 years whereas the Riserva stay in botti for an additional year. Stylistically, the wines are in the traditional camp of Montalcino, approachable without being rustic. Classic Tuscan aromas and flavors, dusty dried cherries, with a kiss of leather and spice and an underpinning of minerality. Theines of real pedigree without the exaggerated tariffs. 

Wine Enthusiast
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Savory and loaded with personality, this soulful red opens with aromas of mature wild berries, camphor, new leather and forest floor. Showing surprising freshness and remarkable balance for the hot vintage, the palate has an earthy elegance, featuring juicy Marasca cherry, blood orange, crushed mint, underbrush and star anise set against a backbone of firm, crushed-velvet tannins. Drink 2024-2029.

April 1, 2022
Wine Advocate
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The Caprili 2017 Brunello di Montalcino is lovely. The wine strikes that great balance of dark fruit, rose and tar that makes Brunello unique, and it doesn't have those rough edges or stemmy tannins that you see sometimes in this undeniably hot and dry vintage. This expression remains elegant but also generous, and that's not an easy intersection to reach. This is a standout wine from 2017, despite the challenges and the lower yields obtained this year. Production is 38,865 bottles.

February 17, 2022
Vinous
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The 2017 Brunello di Montalcino lifts up with a deeply intriguing bouquet that mixes balsam herbs with flowery undergrowth, bright sour cherries and a hint of grapefruit peels. It's silky and round in feel, offering vibrant acids that enliven the red and black berries found within. This leaves salty minerals and sweet tannins to linger, but also keeps the mouth watering through the long and surprisingly zesty finale. While I wouldn't call this a classic Brunello, it is a successful expression of the 2017 vintage.

December 2021
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