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Producer: CarpinetoGrape Varieties: 90% Sangiovese &10% CanaioloOptimum Drinking: Within 8 yearsWine Style: Velvety round warm and savouryAlcohol by Volume: 13%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: Italian
Carpineto was founded in 1967 by Antonio Zaccheo and Giovanni Sacchet and farms 424 hectares 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, has recently joined the Carpineto winemaking team after finishing her viticulture and oenology degree.
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 ,clean finish.
Grapes: 90% Sangiovese &10% Canaiolo
Vinification: Fermentation in temperature controlled vats with medium length maceration on skins.
Ageing: After the final blend is assembled, the wine is aged for 6 months or longer in oak casks then stored in stainless steel tanks. Bottling takes place during the second year following the vintage and the wine benefits from 6 months bottle age before being released for sale.
Colour: Ruby red tending to garnet with age.
Serve: At 18-20C with grilled red meats and game dishes.
Taste: Velvety, round, full bodied and balanced with hints of wood , berries, cherries and violets n the nose. The palate is warm and savoury with well integrated tannins.
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