Tenuta di Capezzana’s historic wines

In the heart of Tuscany, where the hills merge with the sky in an embrace of green and blue, stands the Tenuta di Capezzana. This historic winery , set in the enchanting landscape of Carmignano, near Prato, bears witness to a tradition rooted in the distant past, documented as far back as the year 804. Managed with passion and dedication by the Contini Bonacossi family , Capezzana is not just an estate, but a living symbol of Tuscan wine culture, where every bottle tells a story made of earth, sun and human commitment.

For centuries, the estate has lovingly cultivated its vineyards, respectfully embracing the rich biodiversity of its land. Each vineyard, each bunch of grapes, reflects the philosophy of production that combines the excellence of tradition with sustainable innovation, testifying to Capezzana’s commitment to creating wines that are not only a pleasure for the palate, but also an expression of a deep connection with the Tuscan land.

The vineyards at sunset where Capezzana wines are born in Carmignano, Tuscany
The hills of Carmignano where the vineyards that give life to Tenuta di Capezzana’s fine wines are located

Capezzana wines: a long-standing love affair

At the heart of the Tenuta di Capezzana lies a love that spans the centuries: that of viticulture. This love is not just a matter of tradition, but of true connection with the land and its fruits. The Contini Bonacossi family, custodians of this legacy, have for generations cultivated the vineyard with an almost sacred respect for the cycle of nature and the authenticity of the product.

Viticulture in Capezzana is an art that is renewed every year, with each harvest. The estate, with its vineyards spread over hillsides bathed in sunshine and ventilated by light breezes, offers ideal conditions for growing superior grapes. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Canaiolo and other varieties come together in a mosaic of flavors and aromas that tell of the richness of this territory.

But the passion for wine at Capezzana goes beyond cultivation. The historic winery, which you can visit through one of the Wine Experience bookable on the website , with its barrels and amphorae, is the place where wine comes to life, where winemaking wisdom is combined with the most innovative techniques for transforming grapes into wine. Each bottle of Capezzana encapsulates not only the flavor of its wine, but also the essence of a tradition that is perpetuated and renewed, faithful to its unbreakable bond with the land of Carmignano.

Tenuta di Capezzana's historic wineries can be visited with Capezzana Wine Experiences
Tenuta di Capezzana’s historic wineries that you can visit by booking a Wine Experience package directly from the website

Capezzana’s most iconic wines

Among Capezzana’s outstanding labels, some wines stand out for their history, uniqueness and connection to the tradition of this land. They represent the excellence and diversity of the Carmignano terroir.

Villa di Capezzana di Carmignano D.O.C.G.

Villa di Capezzana di Carmignano D.O.C.G . is the most authentic expression of the Carmignano territory. This historic wine, produced by the Contini Bonacossi family since 1925, is made from a careful selection of Sangiovese (80 percent) and Cabernet Sauvignon (20 percent) grapes. It is known for its intense and spicy nose profile, with hints of ripe cherries, morello cherries, leather and coffee, and a palate that is striking in its freshness, roundness and elegance. A true testament to the Capezzana winemaking tradition.

Some vintages of the fine Villa di Capezzana wine
Some vintages of the fine Villa di Capezzana D.O.C.G. wine historically produced by the Contini Bonacossi family since 1925 and a true representative of the Capezzana wine-making tradition

Villa di Capezzana di Carmignano – 10 Years D.O.C.G.

The Villa di Capezzana di Carmignano – 10 Anni D.O.C.G. represents a unique project. With the aim of demonstrating the enormous aging potential of Carmignano, 3,000 bottles are reserved each year to be aged for a decade in the historic cellar. The result is a wine of exceptional depth and complexity, embodying the essence of time and the timeless quality of Capezzana.

Trefiano Riserva Carmignano D.O.C.G.

Trefiano Riserva Carmignano D.O.C.G. is a jewel of Capezzana’s production. First created in 1979 at the behest of Vittorio Contini Bonacossi, this wine is the result of a rigorous selection of grapes from two centuries-old vineyards. Its uniqueness comes from the clay shale soil that gives the wine distinctive organoleptic characteristics, creating a Carmignano DOCG of rare elegance and depth.

Ghiaie della Furba I.G.T.

Ghiaie della Furba I.G.T. is a wine born from the passion and vision of Ugo and Vittorio Contini Bonacossi. Blending the grapes of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and a touch of Syrah, this red wine is an example of how tradition can meet innovation. Its aromatic complexity and s

A broad and thoughtful wine proposal

Tenuta di Capezzana not only stands out for its iconic wines, but also offers a wide and carefully selected range that testifies to the versatility and richness of its terroir. Each wine reflects a different facet of the estate, demonstrating Capezzana’s commitment to cultivating a deep connection with the land and its history. From the elegance of white wines to the complexity of reds, through the freshness of rosés and the exclusivity of sparkling wines, this selection represents the variety and depth of Capezzana’s wine offerings. Each bottle is a tale, a journey through flavors and aromas that evoke the passion and wisdom of generations of winemakers.

Discover Tenuta di Capezzana's historic wines
Some of the historic wines produced by the Tenuta di Capezzana, born out of passion in the cultivation of the vines and respect for biodiversity

UCB Ugo Contini Bonacossi I.G.T.

UCB Ugo Contini Bonacossi I.G.T. is more than a wine: it is a tribute to Ugo Contini Bonacossi, a central figure in the history of Capezzana and Tuscan viticulture. Made from Sangiovese grapes selected from the Viticciana vineyard, this wine is an expression of the unbreakable bond between the land and man. Aged in barrique for 18 months, it offers a full-bodied and intense taste, capable of accompanying rich and flavorful dishes, and represents the perfect balance between the strength of tradition and the constant search for quality.

Barco Reale di Carmignano

Carmignano’s Barco Reale is a wine that speaks directly to the identity and history of Capezzana. This red is distinguished by its vibrant and fruity character, made from Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Canaiolo grapes from the estate’s youngest vineyards. The organic cultivation of these grapes further enhances the unique qualities of the Carmignano terroir. The very name of the wine is a tribute to the ancient Medici hunting reserve, surrounded by the famous “Barco Reale wall,” a symbol of history and tradition.

Trebbiano I.G.T.

Capezzana’s Trebbiano I.G.T. represents a bold attempt to revive the Trebbiano grape variety in Tuscany. This white wine is produced using high-quality cultivation techniques and a mass selection of grapes. It is a wine that defies convention, showing how a grape variety often considered only for blends can express itself in all its fullness and refinement.

Chardonnay I.G.T.

Chardonnay I.G.T. is a white wine that speaks of elegance and balance. Made exclusively from Chardonnay grapes grown in the Carmignano area, this wine is distinguished by its freshness and harmony, the result of careful fermentation and aging in steel tanks. It is proof that even international grape varieties can find their own unique expression in the Tuscan terroir.

Vin Ruspo D.O.C.

Vin Ruspo D.O.C. is a rosé that encompasses an ancient history, linked to the traditions of Tuscan sharecropping. Made from Sangiovese, Cabernet and Canaiolo grapes, this wine is a vivid reminder of when the farmer “scraped” some must before bringing the grapes to the farm. With its cherry color and intense aromas of strawberry, cherry and rose petals, Vin Ruspo is a wine that surprises with its balance and intensity.

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