Caracci is produced only in the finest growing years, from grapes from the vineyard of the same name, one of the oldest and best-aspected parcels on the San Castrese estate, planted on the slopes of the extinct Roccamonfina volcano.
Vinification: The Caracci vineyard is planted in a volcanic soil that is rich in phosphorous and potassium. It is at an altitude of 150 metres above sea-level. Low temperature skin fermentation obtains the greatest aromatic and structural extraction. The must ferments into “Allier” barriques for 20 days in order to fully bring out the harmony and suppleness that are naturally present in the grapes grown in this very distinctive terroir. The wine is then aged for 5 months in barriques and a further 8 months in bottles.
Tasting Notes: Intense straw-yellow in colour with golden reflections. The bouquet is rich, with notes of rose, banana, grapefruit, William pear, as well as musk, toasted nut and vanilla. Excellent body and character, velvety, mellow, elegant and at the same time fresh and persistent.
Grape Variety: 100% Falanghina
Serving Temperature: 12° C
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Awards: ’08 vintage: Tre bicchieri, Gambero Rosso 2012, Italy, ’07 vintage: 88 points, Wine Enthusiast, USA, ’07 vintage: 91 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, USA