This wine is dark ruby with a hint of purple. It has aromas of violet, rose, elderflower, purple fig, walnut, and cardamom. The tannins are smooth and perfectly balanced with minerals on the palate, complex and round, and the taste is persistent.
Tenuta Dalle Ore
Tenuta di Capraia farms over 25 hectares of vineyards located in Castellina in Chianti. The area is spread over a single stretch of land owned by the estate with a south-facing exposure, about 300 m above sea level. The village of Castagnoli rises from the heart of the Chianti Classico, on a hill once frequented by the Etruscans. From there it overlooks the surrounding valley from the top of a small hill that evokes ancient times, surrounded by woods, vineyards, and olive trees. Extensive renovation work was carried out on the villa, vineyards, and cellar. Today they are producing some of the top wines in the region and earning the praise and high ratings that they deserve.
Cabernet Franc is a popular black grape variety all over the world. It is primarily grown for blending with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in the Bordeaux style, but it can also be vinified on its own, as in Chinon from the Loire. In addition to being used in blends and produced as a varietal in Canada and the United States, it is occasionally made into ice wine in those countries.
Veneto - the most famous of the 3 major producing regions in northeastern Italy
Veneto is a substantial and increasingly important wine region in the northeastern corner of Italy. Administratively it forms part of the Triveneto zone, along with its smaller neighbors Trentino-Alto Adige and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. In terms of geography, culture, and wine styles, it represents a transition between the alpine, Germano-Slavic end of Italy and the warmer, drier, more Roman lands to the south.
Veneto is slightly smaller than Italy's other main wine-producing regions – Piedmont, Tuscany, Lombardy, Puglia, and Sicily – yet it generates more wine than any of them. Although the southern regions Sicily and Puglia were for a long time Italy's main wine producers, this balance began to shift north towards Veneto in the latter half of the 20th Century. In the 1990s, southern Italian wine languished in an increasingly competitive and demanding world, while Veneto upped its game, gaining recognition with such wines as Valpolicella, Amarone, Soave, and Prosecco.
With fruity red Valpolicella complementing its intense Amarone and sweet Recioto counterparts, Veneto is armed with a formidable portfolio of red wines to go with its refreshing whites, such as Soave and sparkling Prosecco. Although much of the new vineyard area that supported Veneto's increased wine output was of questionable viticultural quality, today more than 25 percent of the region's wine is made and sold under DOC/DOCG titles.