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One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £87.88
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.
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
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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