Brunello Riserva. This wine has an intense color and aromas with ample notes of red berries. On the palate gives a body of great balance with tannins well integrated into the structure, which ensures elegance and longevity.
The flagship wine of the estate is produce from Madre vineyard (1965). This wine represent the tradition and the style of Sangiovese’s grape.
When young is austere and has a solid tannic structure, reaches its peak after few years in bottle thanks to the depth and concentration that allow it to achieve a well-balanced flavor profile.
The Caprili 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva AdAlberto (with only 5,000 bottles produced) is a standout wine.
96 Point Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, February 2022
97 Point Wine Enthusiast
97 Wine Spectator
The estate was founded by Alfo Bartolommei in 1965. The Bartolommei family settled in the Municipality of Montalcino at the beginning of the last century. The family originated from Podere Marzolo in the Municipality of Cinigiano (Province of Grosseto).
In 1911, the family moved to Podere Poggi, a tenant farm on the Villa Santa Restituta estate working the land by sharecropping (a typical form of Tuscan farm management). In the years that followed, the family moved several times from one country home to another on the Villa Santa Restituta estate until they finally arrived at the Caprili farm home in 1952. The family took over Caprili with all their livestock and continued to work the land by sharecropping.
In 1965, the Bartolommei family decided to buy the property from the Castelli-Martinozzi family, owners of Villa Santa Restituta estate. In the same year, 1965, they planted the first vineyard, still called “Madre” to this day, where the clones for the new vineyards planted on the estate are selected. The first bottle of Brunello di Montalcino is from the 1978 harvest and was put on the market in 1983.
Maturation: Spontaneous at controlled temperature in stain steel tanks for maximum three weeks. Ageing: 48 months in big barrels by Slavonian oak followed by 6 months in bottle.