Cartolina Famiglia Capitoni


I'll wait for the next Vinitaly - 9 to 12 April 2017, Pad 9 Stand A15 Toscana for tasting:
"TROCCOLONE" 2016 - the second harvest experiencing the amphora.
"Capitoni" 2013 - the wine, that by practicing a careful selection every year, is produced since 2001.
"FRASI" 2012 - only in the best vintages from a vineyard of nearly 50 years.
In the last few vintage to discover the evolution of our wines
Marco Capitoni


WHERE THE WINE WAS BORN was created in order to give a certain visibility and identity to the grapes of a single vineyard plot which, fermented on their own for several years now, have always given us particularly interesting wine in terms of fragrance and fresh drinking pleasure.
WHY THE AMPHORA Well aware of the potential of this parcel’s production, we searched for a container in which the grapes could be fermented and then aged to fully bring out their original character and their varietal aromas. After a period of trial and experimentation begun in the 2012 vintage, we came to the conclusion that the best solution would be the use of terracotta containers. A lengthy search for the proper characteristics resulted in our choice of two terracotta amphorae with a 500 liter (130 gallon) capacity produced from the soil of Impruneta near Florence (i.e. a special area of Tuscany long known for the quality of its terracotta), worked manually with the technique known as a colombina, one which does not utilize moulds. The entire surface is left in its natural state without varnishing, vitrification, or other techniques or substances.


We will be present at stand "Winesoul": Hall 9 Tuscany stand C13.

Tasted Journal degustation

89 Points| Marco Capitoni Capitoni 2010Orcia DOC

A. Larson: Medium deep ruby with a rusty rim. The nose has some evolution, dried cherry, spices, wood and tobacco. Quite full palate, some balsamic notes, dry wood, tobacco and dried fruit. Rather long but still young with firm tannin and restrained fruit, should develop. 88
M. Del Monego: Dark garnet red with black centre. Elegant, still slightly closed nose. Ripe berries, mulberries, blackberries, discreet notes of toasted flavours, chocolate in the background. On the palate excellent structure with well balanced tannins and elegant acidity. Good length. 90


We are happy to announce that our wines will be presented at ProWein in Dusseldorf (23-25/03/2014) and we'd like to extend an invitation to you to sample our latest vintages there: Capitoni Orcia Doc 2010 and Frasi Orcia Doc 2009. We will be at the Organic Wine stand of Soul Wine in Hall 6 stand 1B01 desks 10-11.

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The farm

“Podere Sedime” was recorded in the Sienese area land register in 1692 as the property of the Gherardi family (source: Archivio di Stato di Siena).
I could begin from this point and tell you the richly detailed history of the area, the men who owned and cultivated the land, the events that brought it to its present state. But I’d rather talk about the present: my family, our objectives, how our wines are made, because the results we obtain are the fruit of our passion for our work.
In the late Nineties we increased the vineyard area. We chose a suitable, nicely aspected plot of land with mixed tufaceous soil speckled with fossil shells dating back millions of years when the area was under the sea. We renovated the old farmhouse and round barriques now lie where the stables for the huge Chianina cows once stood.
Aware that in order to make fine quality wines we needed experienced professionals, we sought out the sector’s expert consultants able to help us lead the winery towards our established quality objectives. They made a considerable contribution to the production of the wines we had envisaged.


Pieve di Corsignano

As the symbol of our winery we chose the caryatid (a female figure with an austere and stiff demeanour, a clearly recognisable symbol of prosperity and fertility) from the ancient 8th century Pieve di Corsignano in Val d’Orcia’s artistic nature park. For centuries the bells of the Pieve have marked time for the country workers who, like my family, lived on this land.

As long ago as the year 1000 these parish churches played an important role for the people living in the surrounding countryside who flocked there not only to attend religious services but also to exchange farm produce and gather local news and information from this their only source.

Pieve di Corsignano is an example of how the pagan and Christian cultures managed to coexist, giving life to a whole which represented a synthesis of the hopes of simple folk.