Nicholas Pearce presents the classic and supertuscan wines of Villa Calcinaia…
The winery of Villa Calcinaia is located in the heart of Chianti Classico, near the village of Greve-in-Chianti. This Tuscan estate has been home to the Capponi family since 1524, and continues to be owned by them to this day. In 1992, Count Sebastiano Capponi became the first in the history of the family to manage the winery personally, giving a new life to the vineyards and the cellar.
The family owns 200 hectares of land planted with olive trees, vines and pine trees. Since Sebastiano took over, he started the process of organic conversion for all the crops, obtaining the certification for the vines in 2014.
Villa Calcinaia’s wines express the family’s love for their land. For many years, the Capponis have dedicated all their efforts to recuperating the rich heritage of the old Sangiovese clones and other native grape varieties such as Mammono and San Forte that could be found in the abandoned plots neighbouring the estate.
We are excited to offer you a special selection of their wines, including some special back vintages, for arrival in Winter 2020.
*This Private Order offer will close on December 18th*
Available to pre-order:
Cappone Chianti Classico DOCG 2016 $21.95
“Uguccio dicto Capponio” aka ‘Uguccione known as Capone’ , appears in a contract dated 1056. A Chianti Classico of pure Sangiovese backed by a thousand-year-old history. A wine perfectly in tune with the ancient traditions of the Capponi family and winemaking.
Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2015 $49.95 ** 93 Falstaff, 91+ Wine Advocate.
Made from the best blocks of old vines with the best sun exposition near Greve in Chianti. The different blocks are fermented and aged for 20 months separately in French oak 500 litres tonneaux and Slovenian oak 30 hectolitres casks. Once blended, the wine ages for another six months before bottling.
Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2015 (MAGNUM 1.5L) $119.95 **
Casarsa IGT 2014 $54.95 ** 91 James Suckling
Casarsa is a single vineyard Merlot originally planted in 1967 on a northeastern slope of Greve in Chianti. A Supertuscan aged for 2 years in 225l barrels, this wine exhibits intense notes of red cherries and cherry pie, with classic cigar box undertones. This full-bodied wine is ready to drink but will reward with several years of cellaring.
Casarsa IGT 2014 (MAGNUM 1.5L) $139.95 **
Vigna Bastignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2016 $74.95 **
100% Sangiovese from a hill called Bastignano, which Villa Calcinaia has replanted with a mass selection of Sangiovese’s historical clones that were found on the plots of land. The hill is surrounded by a forest of pine trees, and its soils are clayey and calcareous.
Vigna Bastignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2016 (MAGNUM 1.5L) $189.95 **
Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 2010 (375ml) 91.95 **
Trebbiano, Malvasia and some Canaiolo grapes are dried naturally to produce this sweet Tuscan wine. By February, the grapes are pressed and racked to tiny Slovenian oak barrels known as caratelli in Tuscany. The must ferments with the spontaneous yeasts for eight years. This Vin Santo has an amber colour with an intense, resinous aroma characterized by dry apricot.
Back Vintage Offerings
Casarsa IGT 2006 $179.95 ** 92 points Wine Spectator
Thick and rich, with loads of dried fruits and hints of tobacco and cedar. Full and velvety, with a long finish. Best after 2011. — JS
Casarsa IGT 2008 $179.95 ** 93 points Wine Spectator, 92 points James Suckling, 90 points Robert Parker
Enticing aromas and flavors of plum, black cherry, leather, spice, tobacco and mineral permeate this tightly wound red. Intense yet balanced, firm yet long, this expands on the savory finish. Best from 2015 through 2027. 291 cases made. — BS
Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2008 $179.95 **
Fresh, elegant and pure vintage.
Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2001 $202.95 **
2001 wine s are aromatic, balanced and refined.
Chianti Classico DOCG 2003 $109.95 **
90% Sangiovese & 10% Canaiolo cultivated in different plots of Greve in Chianti, planted around 1965. Every plot is aged in big oak casks for 20 months. Once the different vineyards are blended, the final wine ages for another 6 months in concrete vats.
Chianti Classico DOCG 2007 $119.95 **
2007 wines are aromatic and fresh, with ripe fruit and tannin backbone; well-balanced.
** Denotes wines that ship in cases of 6.
Wholesale prices are subject to 13% HST & Bottle Deposit. Delivery Charges vary based on order size & postal code.
Nicholas Pearce Wines is a Good Food Fighter. Please support the businesses and organizations that support Good Food Revolution.