Capannelle Solare 2005 750ml
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Capannelle Solare Italian Red Blend 2005

Tuscany - Italy

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Rated 93 by Robert Parker
The 2005 Solare emerges from the glass with notable cut and precision in its dark, jammy fruit, minerals, violets, mint, rosemary, smoke and tar. The 2005 is a mid-weight Solare but the freshness, vibrancy and sheer purity of the fruit are a beauty to behold. Solare is 80% Sangiovese and 20% Malvasia Nera, a blend that works exceptionally well here. Today the wine comes across as quite young and in need of at least a few years in bottle, but its potential seems quite evident. This is the finest vintage of Solare I can recall, and that is saying something considering that 2005 was far from an easy vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2025.
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Region: Tuscany

All over the stunning region of Tuscany in central Italy, you'll see rolling hills covered in green, healthy grapevines. This region is currently Italy's third largest producer of wines, but interestingly wineries here are generally happy with lower yields holding higher quality grapes, believing that they have a responsibility to uphold the excellent reputation of Tuscany, rather than let it slip into 'quantity over quality' wine-making as it did in the mid twentieth century. The region has a difficult soil type to work with, but the excellent climate and generations of expertise more than make up for this problem. Most commonly, Tuscan vintners grow Sangiovese and Vernaccia varietal grapes, although more and more varietals are being planted nowadays in order to produce other high quality wine styles.

Country: Italy

There are few countries in the world with a viticultural history as long or as illustrious as that claimed by Italy. Grapes were first being grown and cultivated on Italian soil several thousand years ago by the Greeks and the Pheonicians, who named Italy 'Oenotria' – the land of wines – so impressed were they with the climate and the suitability of the soil for wine production. Of course, it was the rise of the Roman Empire which had the most lasting influence on wine production in Italy, and their influence can still be felt today, as much of the riches of the empire came about through their enthusiasm for producing wines and exporting it to neighbouring countries. Since those times, a vast amount of Italian land has remained primarily for vine cultivation, and thousands of wineries can be found throughout the entire length and breadth of this beautiful country, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and benefiting from the excellent fertile soils found there. Italy remains very much a 'land of wines', and one could not imagine this country, its landscape and culture, without it.