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Founded in 1967 by Antonio Zaccheo and Giovanni Sacchet, Carpineto farms 500 hectares of land spread over four estates among Tuscany's most prestigious appellations. The original aim of the producers – to make modern, world-class red wine from the Chianti Classico appellation, has been admirably fulfilled. The Farnito and Dogajolo wines demonstrate the winery’s pioneering approach to making wines from international varieties in Tuscany. Formerly IWSC Italian Wine Producer of the Year, Carpineto was the also the first ever Italian winery to be awarded the IWSC International Winemaker of the Year. Antonio Zaccheo is now assisted by his son Antonio and daughter Francesca, who have both previously worked in the wine trade in the USA. Giovanni Sacchet's daughter, Caterina, joined the Carpineto winemaking team after finishing her viticulture and oenology degree.
The Sangiovese grapes come from vineyards under long term lease in the upper Valdarno region where organic agriculture is practised. No synthetic chemicals or herbicides are used. Only natural organic fertilizers are added to the stony soils.
Fermentation took place in temperature controlled vats with a medium length maceration. After the final blend was assembled, the wine was aged for a minimum of six months in oak casks and then was left to rest in tank before being bottled. Bottling took place during the second year following the vintage and the wine has benefitted from six months bottle ageing prior to release.
Full bodied with a velvety texture and aromatic notes of violets, berries and cherries. This Chianto Classico is dry, warm and savoury on the palate, with a long finish.
Ideal with mushroom risotto, chicken with a light mushroom and creamed sauce or fettucini pasta with a fresh tomato sauce.
Sangiovese 85%, Canaiolo 10%, Local Varieties 5%
Producer: CarpinetoGrape Varieties: SangioveseOptimum Drinking: Within 8 yearsWine Style: Velvety round warm and savouryAlcohol by Volume: 13%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: ItalyStyle / Colour: Red
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