Carpineto Poggio Sant Enrico Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2009


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Country - Italy

Region - Tuscany

Grape Varieties - Sangiovese 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Carpineto

Tasting notes - Bold and intense, this mature and powerful wine, shows pronounced black fruit aromas, combined with ripe plum, black pepper, walnuts and a hint of black pepper. With great intensity of colour and flavour, the fine integrated tannins underpin the complex palate and lead to a long and powerful finish.

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A mature wine, intense with opulent earthy and gamey

flavours and a long and savoury finish. Quite superb.
Producer Note
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.
Vintage
The 2009 vintage saw a wet winter with abundant rainfall, regular weather followed
during spring with hot temperatures in May, encouraging early vine growth. High
rainfall in June enabled water reserves to be established in the soils, which helped
the vines to endure a very hot August with temperatures reaching 40°C. Nights were
cooler, helping to preserve freshness in the grapes. Wines from 2009 are balanced
and elegant.
Vineyard
This wine is produced from 100% Sangiovese fruit from the 1.33 hectare Poggio di
Sant'Enrico Piccolo vineyard and the 3.65 hectare Poggio Sant'Enrico Grande
vineyards. These are limited single vineyards situated at between 300 and 350 metres
in elevation on Carpineto's Chianciano Estate in Montepulciano, with southern
exposures on rolling hillsides. The Piccolo vineyard was planted in 1978, and the
Grande vineyard was planted in 1995 at a density of 4,464 vines per hectare. The
vines are trained to a bilateral cordon with vertical shoot positioning. The grapes are
clone SS-F9-A, on a 420A rootstock which are grown in a deep sedimentary soil with
sandy clay and limestone.
Winemaking
The grapes were fermented in small lots at temperatures of between 25 to 30°C
using indigenous, wild yeasts. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks and
was followed by 12 days of maceration with frequent aerations, pump overs and
punch-downs for optimum polyphenolic extraction. Malolactic fermentation took
place simultaneously. The young wine was then aged in new French and American
oak barrels for 13 months. The wine was bottled unfiltered and left to rest in
underground cellars at a constant temperature for approximately four years prior to
release.
Tasting Note
Bold and intense, this mature and powerful wine, shows pronounced black fruit
aromas, combined with ripe plum, black pepper, walnuts and a hint of black
pepper. With great intensity of colour and flavour, the fine integrated tannins
underpin the complex palate and lead to a long and powerful finish.
Serving Suggestion

The wine has the intensity of flavour to accompany roasted and flame-grilled meats,
especially "Fiorentina style" T-bone steak.
Grape
Sangiovese 100%

Carpineto
5260709A
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Data sheet

Vintage
2009
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles

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Carpineto Poggio Sant Enrico Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2009

Country - Italy

Region - Tuscany

Grape Varieties - Sangiovese 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Carpineto

Tasting notes - Bold and intense, this mature and powerful wine, shows pronounced black fruit aromas, combined with ripe plum, black pepper, walnuts and a hint of black pepper. With great intensity of colour and flavour, the fine integrated tannins underpin the complex palate and lead to a long and powerful finish.

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