Capannelle – 50 & 50 2011
Inspired by the exceptional harvest of 1988 in Tuscany, Raffaele Rossetti then-owner of Capannelle, had the innovative idea of blending Sangiovese from Capannelle with a Tuscan Merlot, Avignonesi di Montepulciano. 50&50 was born – a blend of 50% Sangiovese from Capannelle and 50% Merlot from Avignonesi di Montepulciano.
Wine producers of the highest quality located in Gaiole in Chianti, Siena, the Capannelle estate extends over 20 hectares (16 hectares of vines) and produces approximately 80.000 bottles of wine a year. The history of Capannelle wine production dates back to 1974, when Raffaele Rossetti, a Roman businessman, purchased the 16th century farmhouse. Extensive renovations and restoration have resulted in a unique luxury property producing exceptional wines. Today, it is owned by James B. Sherwood, founder and shareholder of the Orient – Express Hotels.
Deep, dark ruby colour. Elegant and refined, with fresh notes of red and black berries, followed by sweet spices and an underlying, balsamic touch. On the palate: full-bodied and silky soft, with an elegant, fruity core and a long lingering, pleasantly dry finish. Great ageing potential. Suggested food pairings: strongly-flavoured meats, roasted wild fowl, game, hard cheeses.