Il Vinco – Le Capannacce 2018
Il Vinco’s 2018 Le Capannacce is made of 100% Grechetto Rosso, from vines planted on sandy, volcanic soil. After a manual harvest, the grapes were destemmed, crushed and loaded into cement vats, where they macerated with their skins for ten days. Fermentation took place with indigenous yeasts, without additions or temperature control. After pressing, the wine aged for 10 months in stainless steel tanks and cement vats. It was then bottled unfiltered and unfined, with no added sulphites.
Il Vinco’s 2018 Le Capannacce has a dark ruby-red color with an earthy nose, filled with aromas of red berries, black cherries, blueberries, orange zest and a whiff of barnyard funk. On the palate it’s light-bodied, fresh and drinkable, with delicate tannins and notes of tart red and black fruit, dried herbs and a touch of pepper. Pairs perfectly with typical Lazio dishes such as Roman lamb, spaghetti alla carbonara or saltimbocca alla romana.
About Il Vinco
Located in Montefiascone, in Lazio’s province of Viterbo, near Lago di Bolsena, Europe’s largest volcanic lake, three friends run Il Vinco. Daniele Manoni, Marco Fucini and Nicola Brenciaglia started the project in 2014, striving to preserve some of the region’s indigenous varieties, mainly Canaiolo Nero. From a few hectares of biodynamically farmed old vines on the southern shore of the lake, planted on hilly slopes between 250 and 450 meters above sea level, the group produces minimal-intervention wines that exude a sense of place, highlighting the unique, volcanic microclimate of Lake Bolsena.