THE PRODUCER : Roberto Anselmi
Aging: “I Capitelli” by Anselmi is a passito wine made from Garganega grapes, harvested when fully ripe and left to dry in well-ventilated rooms before starting the alcoholic fermentation in small oak barrels. The vines are very closely pruned, with few fruit bearing buds, and the bunches of grapes are thinned in June. Ripe bunches are selected and put in a single layer in small cases (plateaux). A second selection of bunches of grapes suitable for drying on mats in a ventilated room is also made. During November bunches show evidence of ‘nobile botrytis’. In February, pressing takes place in pneumatic presses and the very sweet must ferments naturally in small oak barriques. At the end of fermentation, after two decantings, the fermented juices continue to age in the same barriques for about 16 months, and from one to three years in bottle before it is ready to drink.
Aroma: Stunningly rich and complex, packed with apricot, honey and pear aromas.
Taste: Richly textured and full bodied, packed with juicy apricots, honeycomb and fresh pear, with notes of tobacco, cedar and spicy orange, smooth, subtle and velvety on the palate.
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