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The Count is back!

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It's pretty awesome that The Count pays us a visit each time he travels to the US from Tuscany. He'll be here at FranksWine on Saturday from 11am - 1pm pouring a lineup of his latest vintages that I've stocked up on. So who is this guy?

Count Sebastiano Capponi of Villa Calcinaia is the real deal. He's the 20th generation of the Capponi family to run the 500-acre estate of Villa Calcinaia, a family-owned winery located in the town of Greve in Chianti in the heart of Tuscany. Covered in vineyards and olive groves Tuscany is world renowned for its wine and olive oil. In fact, modern Italy is the world's largest wine producer and produces 25% of the world's olive oil. The Count overseas the production of top quality Tuscan wine as well as extra virgin olive oil. Show up at his place with a corkscrew and a loaf of bread, and you're golden!

Don't miss him!

The Count will only be here on North Union Street from
11AM - 1PM on Saturday, but then the FranksWine Crew will continue pouring these Tuscan beauties thru 3PM as well as on Sunday from 12 Noon - 4 PM! As usual there will be a nice spread of cheeses and charcuterie from our DiBruno Bros section and some dark chocolate from our Ethereal Confections cabinet to pair with the wines!

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We love good stuff here on North Union Street.

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Can't make it to the shop? You can always
buy 'em online here!

 

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Villa Calcinaia 2009 Casarsa
Regularly Priced at $49.99
$37.49 with 12-pack Sampler Case Purchase!

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A Supertuscan made mainly from Merlot grapes and a blend of local varieties following a pattern which may vary from one vintage to another. This stellar blend is aged for 18 months in French oak and reveals a red-blackish color of good depth and tone. The bouquet is faint at first but gradually expands and increases when it sits in the glass for a bit... I recommend decanting for at least 2 hours. The wine provides a firm structure on the palate; it is smooth and the firm tannins remind me of the fact that this is pretty serious Merlot. I love this wine... pour it on!

 

Villa Calcinaia 2011 Chianti Classico
Regularly Priced at $24.99
$18.79 with 12-pack Sampler Case Purchase!

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This wine is produced from the estate's best vineyards on the hills. The ripe and perfectly healthy grapes are fermented for 12-15 days and the aged for 18 months in Slavonian oak and then transferred to small French oak barrels for an additional 6 months.

The color of Villa Calcinaia's Chianti Classico is a mature deep ruby and the bouquet is equally as mature in its fruit presence. It's well-balanced even with the 24 months in oak... shows great plummy fruit.

On the palate it's as velvety as a '70's Elvis portrait given its solid structure and its well integrated traces of wood. The finish is spicy and persistent. Save this wine for special occasions, with rich meat dishes, or just as an added enjoyment during good conversation!

 

Villa Calcinaia "Piegaia" 2015 Rosato
Regularly Priced at $17.99
$13.49 with 12-pack Sampler Case Purchase!

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Manually harvested Sangiovese and Canaiolo grapes from the vineyard of San Piero al Pino in the Chianti Classico district are fermented in stainless steel tanks after only 6 hours of skin contact.

Lively, bright, bone-dry and refreshing! Medium-bodied, well balanced with good acidity. On the nose ripe blood orange and grapefruit aromas with hints of herbs. On the palate the wine shows red fruit and citrus with a long grippy finish. Very versatile and food friendly. Pair it up with fish, poultry dishes and vegetarian fare.

 

Villa Calcinaia 2015 Comitale
Regularly Priced at $17.99
$13.49 with 12-pack Sampler Case Purchase!

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The white grapes - Grechetto and Vernaccia - are straight from the freshest vineyards of the Calinaia estate in Chianti Classico and are hand-picked and passed through a soft-pressure press.

The color of the wine is straw-yellow with shades of green. A fruity bouquet a lemon-lime explodes in the glass! It's so well-balanced on the palate with it's clean razor sharp acidity and big bold fruit.

A perfect Spring porch pounder! and great with grilled fish or white meat dishes.

 

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You Get 3 Bottles of Each Wine for Only $249.99!!
You Save $82.98... That's 25% Off!!!
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