Carpineto Chianti Classico 2017
£91.18 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )
Country - Italy
Region - Tuscany
Grape Varieties - Sangiovese 80%, Canaiolo 20%
Alcohol by volume - 13%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Carpineto
Tasting notes - Full bodied with a velvety texture and aromatic notes of violets, berries and cherries. This Chianti Classico is well rounded and beautifully balanced on the palate, with velvety tannins leading to a long, delicate finish.
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A traditional Chianti with flavours of sour red cherry, delicate and slightly savoury.
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.
This was a unique vintage, due to the severe drought that affected the vineyards, which has resulted significantly reduced yields and a limited production. The wines show excellent concentration of ripe fruit flavours.
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 fertilisers are added to the stoney soils.
Fermentation took place in temperature controlled vats with 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 four to six months' bottle ageing prior to release.
Full bodied with a velvety texture and aromatic notes of violets, berries and cherries. This Chianti Classico is well rounded and beautifully balanced on the palate, with velvety tannins leading to a long, delicate finish.
Ideal with mushroom risotto, chicken with a light mushroom and creamed sauce or fettuccini pasta with a fresh tomato sauce.
Sangiovese 80%, Canaiolo 20%
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- 6 Bottles