Tenuta San Jacopo - Vigna del Mulinaccio Val d'Arno di Sopra DOC Sangiovese Biologico

“Caprilius”
Rosso Toscana IGT
Organic

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.

Characteristics

Appellation: Indicazione Geografica Tipica
Variety: Montepulciano 100%
Service temperature: 18°/20° C
Vol.: 13,5%

Vines

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.
Middle toasting
Total ageing: 18 months
Bottle ageing: 12 months
N° of bottles: 2.600

Awards and vintages

2014

Decanter World Wine Awards
Bronze

2015

Decanter World Wine Awards
Platinum 97 pts

Mundus vini Biofach
Gold

Luca Maroni
92 pts

Sakura
Gold

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