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Producer: CarpinetoGrape Varieties: 100% Sangiovese GrossoOptimum Drinking: Within 15 yearsWine Style: Well textured warm and complex wineAlcohol by Volume: 13.5%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: Italian
Carpineto was founded in 1967 by Antonio Zaccheo and Giovanni Sacchet and farms 424hectares of land spread over four estates among Tuscany's most prestigious appellations. The wines include: Dogajolo, Chianti Classico, Vino Nobile, Farnito and the Appodiati Single Vineyard Collection, complemented by single grove olive oils.
Carpineto has been named IWSC Italian Wine Producer Of The Year in 2003 and was the first ever Italian winery ever to win the IWSC International Winemaker Of The Year Trophy in 1994.
Antonio Zaccheo is now aided by his son Antonio and daughter, Francesca who both previously worked in the wine trade in the USA. Giovanni Sacchet's daughter, Caterina, is studying to become a wine maker.
The Carpineto wine making style produces wines that are full-bodied, complex and fruity in character, with a round, supple tannin structure and a long, persistent finish.
The D.O.C. and D.O.C.G. wines are "terroir" wines with flavours true to their appellation, which strike a balance between tradition and innovation. The reds are made from selections of Sangiovese grown on premium, dry-farmed hillsides with the goal of producing balanced, varietally honest wines designed for long ageing.
The Brunello di Montalcino is one of Italy's most important and prestigious wines. The grapes are grown on the hillside vineyards surrounding the ancient town of Montalcino near Siena.
Grapes 100% Sangiovese Grosso
Vinification: Fermentation in temperature controlled vats and maceration on skins lasting 16 days.
Ageing: 36 months in Slovenian oak barrels followed by at least 6 months in bottle prior to release.
Colour: Intense ruby red with pale pomegranate tinges.
Serve: At 18C, decanting before pouring, with roast and grilled meats, wild game and mature cheese.
Taste: Dry, warm, and well-textured with a lingering bouquet reminiscent of liquorice, raspberries and vanilla through to a firm and lingering finish.
OMG this is such a wonderful wine to drink and worth every penny! - Delicious, rounded red which i have happily drank on its own or with various meats and cheeses - its a perfect Christmas pressie for serious red wine drinkers! !
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