The 50&50 wine was born from the friendship that links the owners of Avignonesi in Montepulciano and Capannelle in Chianti. The first vintage of this wine was in 1988: during a jovial dinner the former owners of the two wineries started to compare their wines, and came up with this exceptional blend of 50% Sangiovese from Capannelle and 50% Merlot from Avignonesi. Legend in a bottle.
Vinification: In steel and wood tanks, with maceration for 15-20 days
Aging: 24 months in barrique
CLASSIFICATION: Toscana IGT
GRAPES: Sangiovese 50%, Merlot 50%
COLOUR & BOUQUET: Bright ruby red; in the nose is deep and intense with aromas of cherry, strawberry, myrtle and spicy notes of tobacco and coffee
TASTE: Full-bodied and well-structured, velvety with good freshness
FOOD PAIRINGS: game, aged cheese, red meat
ALCOHOL: 13,5% vol.
AWARD: 94/100 James Suckling
We suggest to let it rest in your cellar to best appreciate the great qualities that will mature over time. You can leave it in your cellar even for more than 10 years!
Credits: Avignonesi Capannelle winery