2021 Anselmi Capitel Croce
The Capitel Croce comes from a separate vineyard. In this case, the vineyard that produces the most powerful and concentrated grapes. The vineyard is located near the village of Monteforte near the Croce altar at the top of the Zoppega mountain. The vineyard is 5 hectares in size and has a grassy surface. About 45 hectoliters of juice are produced per hectare. Two picking moments are scheduled on this vineyard in order to pick only the most ripe fruits. The bunches are transported in small boxes to cause as little damage as possible. Anselmi therefore considers these grapes ideally suited for aging in oak barrels. The wine continues to mature for 8 months in used oak. After which the wine matures in bottles for another 9 months. It gives the wine the complexity of a great dry white wine, with a lot of length and power. An impressive, and above all powerful wine, but certainly not a copy of well-known wood-aged Chardonnay wines. The strength of this special wine lies in this individual character. The wines have a storage potential of fifteen years.
The Anselmi Capitel Croce is the topper among the dry wines of Anselmi and has received 3 Glasses in the Gambero Rosso (maximum score). In the glass, the wine has a sparkling golden yellow color with notes of vanilla, toasted bread, passion fruit and pineapple in the nose. In the mouth the wine is full bodied and powerful with a lot of length in the aftertaste, somewhat honeyed, with peach and pear.
Vintage 2019 - Tre Bicchieri (Gambero Rosso)
Vintage 2020 - Tre Bicchieri (Gambero Rosso)
Vintage 2021 - 90 points (Wine Spectator)
Roberto Anselmi is one of those who strictly adheres to the ground rules. In fact, he's one of the producers who promotes others to do the same. Anselmi sees it as the importance of the region (Veneto, Northern Italy) that the overall quality of the wines improves. Not an easy mission. Where others have given way to the planting of the worldwide so popular chardonnay, Anselmi limits itself to a modest five percent.
Anselmi is also one of the few to have more vines in its vineyards than officially prescribed: 5000 to 7000 per hectare. The much lower yield per stick as a result yields wines that are fuller and more powerful in character. In addition, all his poles are on the better slopes, so in the Classico region. The quality of the wines starts in the vineyards, Anselmi knows better than anyone. Quality is therefore what makes Roberto Anselmi. A great winemaker who practices his profession with fanaticism.
|Type of Wine
|Drinking as of
|Aromatic, Floral, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Tense, White fruit
|Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag