Capannino takes its name from an estate on the farmwhere the show horse stables are. It is the first wine produced at Terriccio: a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Fermentation and a 6 month ageing take place in stainless steel, followed by a short period in oak barrels. Ruby red in appearance, with notes of eucalyptus on the nose, the palate unfolds with a balanced combination of red fruits, bitter cherries and violets. Beautifully structured, with velvety tannins, this is a savoury yet fresh red, elegant but approachable. Ideally this is a wine to be drunk young, but can be aged for a couple of years to develop the secondary characteristics further.
Vinous 88 points - The 2011 Capannino, a Merlot-based entry-level wine packs serious weight and power. Juicy, ripe and expressive, the 2011 is bursting with energy and sheer fruit. Readers who want to get a sense of the house style without splurging for one of the estate’s top wines will want to check out the Capannino. This is a beautiful showing. -- Antonio Galloni (Aug 2013)