Estate: Fattoria Capannacce
Location: Tuscany, Italy
Winemaker: Alberto Porta
(Village of Pari)
Copper and sulpher.
|Fattoria Capannacce has been part of the Small Vineyards family since 2004.|
We call Alberto Porta “the Happiest Man on the Planet.” He loves making wine, and he absolutely loves life. This, despite the fact that he’s lived with Polio after having contracted it over thirty years ago while traveling to Malaysia; but that hasn’t stopped this renegade winemaker. A self-sufficient man, he has big, nubby tires outfitted on his four-wheel drive wheelchair–so he still negotiates the vineyards and oversees all production personally! Additionally, Alberto is still a world traveler–he speaks six languages fluently, and is now taking Arabic lessons (number seven).
A note on the winery’s location: the Maremma coast, if one can compare it to anything, is essentially the Wild West of Toscana. Rugged, beautiful, and with a sparse population, Maremma is home to many rural winemakers who do not like laws, and do not like being told to restrain their passion. When asked why he chose to produce an unprecedented meritage of Sangiovese, Syrah and Grenache, for example, Alberto Porta said, “That is simple–because I like those grapes.” Bravo, Signore!
Please visit Fattoria Capannacce's website for more information.
Our Family of Winemakers
Wine itself is wonderful, but the stories of the families and artisans who make it are equally important. Who does not want to know more about the composer, painter, singer, or writer? This is why you will find a photo of the winemaker and the story of the estate on every bottle-connecting those who make the wine with those who enjoy it.