Strong, enduring, structured.
The fireplace “capofochi” of the old Umbrian farmhouses, gives the name to a wine that transmits heat, sociality and elegance. In Capofoco, Gamay del Trasimeno, belonging to the family of the Grenaches and cultivated from more than 400 years on the shores of the Trasimeno lake, is expressed at its’ most in combining with Montepulciano, inserted again among the varieties of Madrevite in an expression typical of the enology of central Italy. Thanks to a refinement in French oak casks, Capofoco is able to develop and endure many years.
Capofoco I.G.T. Umbria is made from a mix of: Gamay del Trasimeno 50%, Montepulciano 50%.
Madrevite is propriety of the Chiucchiurlotto family, which has cultivated the grapevine for 3 generations.
Passion for the job, visceral love for nature and for their land, can produce wines personal and innovative, created by passion, loved by reason.
Production Area: Madrevite is in the center of Italy, in the North-West area of Umbria. Vineyards are in hills that divide Valdichiana from Trasimeno Lake Valley, 320 meters on the level of the sea. The vineyards have South-South/West exposure which follow the hills’ progress.
Type of Soil: Madrevite’s hills were born during Pliocene epoch (about 3 million years ago) when the earth arose, creating Trasimeno lake. The soil is mainly clay.
Vinification: harvesting is done manually with careful selection of grapes. The spontaneus fermentation without the use of added yeast, is followed by maceration on the skins for 21-28 days with frequent pumping and delestages.
Aging Containers: 12 months in French oak cask.
Lenght of Aging: 6 months in bottle.
Organoleptic Features: intense and ruby-red colour with marked and young purple reflexes which verge on garnet with maturing. The intense scents of small red and black fruits wed balsamic notes of vanilla and ink. Full body and profundity, Capofoco has a vibrating and tasty palate with caressing tannin.
Service Temperature: 18-20 C°