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The vineyards of the Caparzo Estate include c.a. 90 hectares (210 acres) in Montalcino.
Caparzo is a hillside area 220 metres above sea level, facing south/south-east: vineyards include about 9 hectares of Brunello,2,5 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon, 3 hectares of Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Traminer, 3 hectares of Rosso di Montalcino, 1 hectare of Sangiovese Sant’Antimo and 1,5 hectares of Moscadello.
The sedimentary, sandy-clay terrain was formed in the Pliocene Age.
La Casa stands at 275 metres above sea level, with 5 hectares of Brunello grown on schist-clay terrain (Galestro). here, the terrain is a mixture of schist and sandstone, generally loose and rich in shale.
La Caduta, further west, stands at 300 metres. Here, the terrain is a mixture of schist and sandstone, generally loose and rich in shale.
South/south-east of Montalcino there is the vineyard Il Cassero, at a height of 270 metres, with about 6 hectares of Brunello, 4 of Sangiovese, 1 of Syrah, 3 of Rosso di Montalcino, 1 of Colorino, grown on mixed sandy-stony or schist-clay terrain dating from the Pliocene Age.
Lastly, south-east of Montalcino, the San Piero-Caselle vineyard stands at a height of 250 metres with 2.5 hectares of Brunello, 15 of Sangiovese, 2,5 of Merlot, 2 of Cabernet Sauvignon, 2,5 of Syrah, 1,5 of Petit Verdot and 2 of Colorino.
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