Ugo and Vittorio Contini Bonacossi decided to produce a Bordeaux blend in Carmignano in 1979. The wine is made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot grapes from a gravelly soil (=Ghiaie) near the Furba stream after which the wine is named.
The Capezzana estate, 24 kilometres north west of Florence, is owned by the Contini Bonacossi family. The younger generation is now firmly in charge of the estate's 80 hectares of vineyard, with daughter Benedetta Contini Bonacossi as winemaker and Francesco Bernabei as consultant winemaker. The wines and the olive oil have an elegance which marks this estate out from the crowd.
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