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Producer: CarpinetoGrape Varieties: Chardonnay 40%, Grechetto 30%, Sauvignon Blanc 30%Optimum Drinking: Within 4 yearsWine Style: Fruity yet dry whiteAlcohol by Volume: 12.5%Closure: CorkCountry: Italy
A medium bodied, dry white wine, pleasantly fruity with elegant aromas and a velvety soft finish.
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 original aim of the producers - to produce modern, world-class red wine from the Chianti Classico appellation (a radical departure when most Chianti was still produced in the traditional wine-making style) - has been admirably fulfilled. Pioneers of internationalism of Tuscany, the Dogajolo is a great example of this ethos of action. 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.
Left on the lees at very low temperatures, then pressed and clarified. Temperature controlled fermentation after the addition of carefully selected yeasts. The newly formed wine is then immediately racked off, to preserve the fruity and floral aromas formed during fermentation. The wine sees no wood ageing.
An excellent aperitif or serve with Mediterranean flavoured salads, seafood and white meats. Also a great partner to full flavoured, spicy South East Asian dishes.
Chardonnay 40%, Grechetto 30%, Sauvignon Blanc 30%
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