Uguccio dicto Capponio (Uguccione known as Cappone) appears in a contract dated 1056. This Chianti Classico of pure Sangiovese is backed by a thousand-year-old history, so as to create a product perfectly in tune with those ancient traditions the Capponi family has always favored for its wines.
Winemaking: Altitude280 m Soil: Loam; deeper soils with a higher presence of sand and clay in the lowers slopes towards the Greve River and shallower, silty and rocky soils, in particular galestro, on the higher grounds. Plants per hectare: 4.000 – 6.000. Cultivation system: Spur pruned cordon, Gobelet and Guyot. Harvest: Manual, end of September/October. Fermentation: Stainless steel tanks, separated by vineyard block. Maceration period: 12 – 18 days of alcoholic fermentation. Max. temperature in fermentation: 29°. Ageing period: 24 months in French oak tonneaux. Ageing period in bottle: 6 months minimum.
- Colour: Ruby red.
- Nose and flavour: Rich, fruity aromas with hints of tobacco and vanilla. Cherry fruit and spice flavours are balanced with smooth tannins and bright acidity.
- Serving Temperature and Food Matching Serving temperature: 16-18°C.
- Recommended with: Grilled meats, poultry, cured meats and aged cheeses.