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Capezzana of Carmignano – 2004 back to 1931!
21 Aug 2007 by JR
See details of our Italian Wine Festival for other Italian tasting notes. See also my Argiano notes for an explanation of where these notes were taken.   The Capezzana estate, the flagship of Carmignano just north of Florence, makes even the Antinori and Frescobaldi look like parvenus. Records of winemaking there date back to the time of Charlemagne in the ninth century. Today it is owned by the Conti Contini Bonacossi family with daughter Benedetta now making the wine – with a consultant (virtually de rigueur in Italy) Stefano Chioccioli. Although their Ghiaie della Furba Bordeaux blend with a...

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