A Tribute to Capezzana

Ugo Contini Bonacossi Il Signore del Carmignano August 15, 1921- May 24, 2012

White Plains, NY - Last month Italy mourned the passing of one of its greatest wine ambassadors.  At 90 years old, Count Ugo Contini Bonacossi, the Father of Carmignano, past away on May 24, 2012.  Born in Rome on August 15, 1921, Count Ugo Contini Bonacossi was a pioneer in the Italian wine industry and the leader of his prestigious family estate Capezzana.  He led the development, education and promotion for Carmignano's wines throughout the world.  He founded the Congregation of Carmignano in 1972 and believed in the quality of these wines enough to work to achieve the designation of a Carmignano zone.

Click here to learn more about the Father of Carmignano.  Rest in peace Ugo Contini Bonacossi.

Pictured here are Count Ugo Contini Bonacossi of Capezzana with Douglas MacLeod of Mionetto USA.

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