Campaccio is a SuperTuscan made by Terrabianca in Tuscany, Italy.
This wine is 70% Sangiovese and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon.
It was aged for 12 months in French and American oak barriques, before being aged an additional year in the bottle.
I first found this wine in a hotel restaurant in Florida several years ago (lucky me!). It was good then and it is good now.
The wine appeared on Wine Spectators Top 100 wines of 2011. It’s appearance on the list has resulted in a bit of controversy.
Prior to appearance on the WS Top 100, Campaccio was readily available, but all bottles were topped in a black foil. After making the list, the wine is still available, but now all bottles are shipped with red foil tops. Some conspire that the winery performed a second bottling after making the list, and the red foiled bottles contain a lesser quality wine. I have emailed Terrabianca and asked about the difference (I’ll let you know!). I have both red and black foils. Tonight, I sampled the black. I will give the red a try over the coming week and report back on my findings.
I decanted the wine for 2 hours.
Clove, pepper, and floral notes on the nose. Red fruit into the fourth hour.
Bright red fruit (esp. strawberry), vanilla, mixed with black fruit on the palate.
Nice, mild finish with tamed tannins.
This is a really, good wine. It will accompany most dishes well. Tonight, I had it with Arugula Salad with Balsamic Dressing, and, Salmon with Citrus Salsa Verde. It went great with the meal. It would go well with chicken, pork, and lighter beef dishes. I’d avoid anything too spicy, as the low alcohol (13.5% ABV) will be overpowered by big spice component. A cheesy pasta dish (or pizza!) would fit this wine perfectly.
I found Campaccio in ’08 or ’09, and have been enjoying it since then. While not one of the “classic SuperTuscans”, it’s a very, well made wine at a reasonable price.
The wine (both black and red foils) cost me $30. Give either a try and let me know what you think, please.g