The winery "Tenuta di Capezzana" is located in the municipality of Carmignano (province of Prato) in the Italian region Tuscany, A lease from 804 testifies that olive trees and vines were grown in Capezzana 1200 years ago. The winery has a long and varied history with many owners. These were among others the with the Medici related family Cantucci, Marchesi Bourbon del Monte, Adimari Morelli, Franchetti Rothschild and finally since 1920 the family Contini Bonacossi. The oldest part of the building dates from the 15th century, the villa and the wine cellar from the 16th century. As sales manager is Beatrice Contini Bonacossi, as oenologist Franco Barnabei and winemaker Benedetta Contini Bonacossi.
The total property comprises a total of 650 hectares of land, of which 140 hectares of olive groves and 70 hectares of vineyards. It will be the white wine varieties Trebbiano Toscano (a winery's own clone ) Chardonnay and San Colombano ( Verdea ), as well as the red wines Sangiovese. Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc. Canaiolo Nero. Merlot and Syrah cultivated and processed. The management has been carried out for many years according to the rules of BIOAGRICERT certified Organic farming for wines and olive oils.
The premium wines of the house are the two DOCG red wines Carmignano "Villa di Capezzana" (80% Sangiovese and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged 12 months in the Tonneaufass and 12 months in the bottle) and (80% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet and 10% Canaiolo Nero, aged 16 months in the Tonneaufass and over a year in the bottle), as well as the IGT wine "Ghiaie della Furba" (60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Syrah, aged one year in , two years in the bottle). Every year around 350,000 bottles of wine are produced. About 55% are exported mainly to England, USA, Germany and Canada. The winery is a member of the associations Donne del vino, Strada del vino and Movimento turismo del vino.
|2016||Emozioni dal Mondo||Ghiaie della Furba, 2012, IGT Rosso di Toscana||Gold|