Carpineto Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2013

£19.25

6 Bottles: £115.50

VAT included

Country - Italy

Region - Tuscany

Grape Varieties - Sangiovese 80%, Canaiolo 20%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Carpineto

Tasting notes - An inviting rich ruby red colour, with garnet reflections. Rich, velvety, full-flavoured and warming with hints of vanilla and raspberries, this is a very fine wine with silky tannins and a long, lingering finish.

No of cases

A traditionally styled Chianti Classico, smooth and

robust with earthy notes and a savoury finish.
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
2013 was considered to be a more classic vintage, as the harvest took place later
than in recent years. The season was marked by a cool, wet spring, followed by cool
weather during the early summer. Warm, dry weather during the latter part of the
summer encouraged the ripening and maturation of the berries. The resulting wines
are harmoniously balanced, with excellent phenolic maturity and delicate bouquets.
Vineyard
In the beautiful olive and cypress-studded countryside between Florence and Siena
lie the quaint hilltop villages of the Chianti Classico region. The wine of the same
name is produced exclusively in this charming and beautiful area in stony soils.
Winemaking
Fermentation took place in temperature controlled vats, followed by a skin contact
maceration to extract colour, flavour and fine tannins. The wine was transferred to a
combination of oak barrels and casks of Slavonian and French origin for a minimum
of 12 months. It was then transferred back into stainless tanks briefly prior to bottling.
The wine was bottle aged in temperature controlled cellars for a minimum of 10
months prior to release.
Tasting Note
An inviting rich ruby red colour, with garnet reflections. Rich, velvety, full-flavoured
and warming with hints of vanilla and raspberries, this is a very fine wine with silky
tannins and a long, lingering finish.
Serving Suggestion
Roast meats, a steak with shallots, beef or lamb marinated in red wine, or game.
Grape
Sangiovese 80%, Canaiolo 20%

Carpineto
5219513A
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Data sheet

Vintage
2013
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles