Rosso Toscana IGT
Caprilius is the ancient name of Cavriglia, village of Roman origins once populated by shepherds and goats. To this place is dedicated this wine, made from 100% Montepulciano, vine that in Valdarno has found a territory able to give life to a unique wine.
Appellation: Indicazione Geografica Tipica
Variety: Montepulciano 100%
Service temperature: 18°/20° C
The grapevines that give life to Caprilius are part of the estate, more precisely to the part of land that extends to the west of the seventeenth-century Villa.
The vineyards from which Caprilius is born, occupy one hectare, and, with their south/east exposure, are positioned at an altitude of 300 meters above the level of the sea. The technique of cultivation -spurred cordon- and the variety of grapes cultivated (100% Montepulciano), allow Caprilius to stand as a wine with a compact ruby red color, with a spicy, fruity and balsamic aroma and a tannic taste.
Vinification and ageing
Yield: 4.5 tons per hectare
Harvest time: middle october
Picking: grapes are hand picked and carried in 20 kg-cases
Pressing: soft pressing with immediate pumping of the juice to the vats. 2 days
at low temperature before introducing selected yeasts
Decanting: static, natural at cold temperature of the must
Fermentation: in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats for about 25/30 days
Fermentation temperature: 28/30° C
Maceration: on the skins for 25/30 days
Malolactic fermentation: complete, in tonneaux
Ageing: in french oak tonneaux 1/5 new and 4/5 of 2°/3° passage. Allier wood.
Total ageing: 18 months
Bottle ageing: 12 months
N° of bottles: 2.600