A small, family-owned-and-operated Montosoli estate that has long been a favorite of IWM, Capanna has made a reputation for sensuous Brunellos with fuller bodies and impressive structures. The '06 shows fistfuls of bright red cherries, a sprinkling of cocoa, a dusting of espresso and a fine tannic structure that means this wine needs some cellaring for full enjoyment. Lay it down for a year or two and drink for the next decade and then some.
Intense ruby color with layers of red fruit with notes of vanilla on the nose. Velvety and mouth-filling with supple yet firm tannins.
Picked by hand, the grapes were immediately destemmed and fermented on their skins for 20-22 days in temperature controlled Slovenian oak vats. The wine matures in large Slovenian oak uprights to allow maturation without the intrusion of wood flavors or tannins.