Capannino takes its name from an estate on the farm where the show horse stables are. It is the first wine produced at Terriccio and is made of Merlot. Fermentation and a 6 month ageing take place in stainless steel, followed by a short period in oak barrels. Ruby red in appearance, with notes of eucalyptus on the nose, the palate unfolds with a balanced combination of red fruits, bitter cherries and violets. Beautifully structured, with velvety tannins, this is a savoury yet fresh red, elegant but approachable. Ideally this is a wine to be drunk young, but can be aged for a couple of years to develop the secondary characteristics further.
Region/Origin: Indicazione Geografica Tipica - Rosso di Toscana - (Toscana I.G.T.)
Grapes: Merlot 100%
Location: 100 m above sea level, exposition South/SouthWest.
Vine density per hectar: 5,500 plants.
Harvest: Grapes are picked by hand between September 12 and 29.
Fermentation: In stainless steel vats at 30°C for 18 days.
Ageing: The wine was fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel
Bottling : May 2010
Alcohol: 14% vol.
Total acidity: 5,70 g/l
Production: 25.000 bottles
Oenologist: Carlo Ferrini