Carpineto Chianti Classico 2017
£88.78 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )
Country - Italy
Region - Tuscany
Grape Varieties - Sangiovese 85%, Canaiolo 10%, Local Varieties 5%
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 Chianto Classico is dry, warm and savoury on the palate, with a long finish.
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A traditional Chianti with a savoury character, textured and slightly rustic on the 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.
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 stoney 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%
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- 6 Bottles