Carpineto Brunello Di Montalcino DOCG 2012
One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £198.40
15.5Pts, Jancis Robinson, 2017
91Pts, Decanter Magazine, 2017
Country - Italy
Region - Tuscany
Grape Varieties - Sangiovese Grosso 100%
Alcohol by volume - 14%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Carpineto
Tasting notes - A mature Brunello showing a complex bouquet of spice, hints of vanilla, deep red cherries and a touch of raspberry. Elegant and well textured, with a warm and smooth palate and a long finish.
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A fine Brunello with big and traditional flavours of
leather, dried fruits and savoury roast meat through to a
dry and robust 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
2012 was characterised by high quality wines, with a great polyphenolic structure
and a high alcohol content. The wines are balanced, with a great expression of
variety and terroir and are capable of longevity.
Carpineto's Montalcino estate is one of the highest in the appellation at an altitude
of 450 metres above sea level, with ten hectares of vineyard planted to Sangiovese
Grosso on a dry farmed hillside. Planted to a density of 2.20 x 0.90 metres, which is
the equivalent of over 5,000 vines per hectare, the vines are trained on a unilateral
cordon system. The sedimentary soil has a galestro frame with clay accumulations
dating to the Eocene era, some 15 million years ago. With a slightly northern
exposure, the vineyard is surrounded by thick woods, which protect it from the warm
and humid westerly winds that come up from the Maremma.
The grapes were harvested at optimum maturity levels and carefully selected. The
fermentation took place in temperature controlled vats with a maceration on skins
lasting approximately 16 days. The wine was aged in Slovenian oak barrels for three
years, followed by at least six months bottle ageing.
A mature Brunello showing a complex bouquet of spice, hints of vanilla, deep red
cherries and a touch of raspberry. Elegant and well textured, with a warm and
smooth palate and a long finish.
Ideal with a bistecca all fiorentina, or a fine roast leg of lamb with rosemary, pot
roasted pheasant and fine, mature cheese.
Sangiovese Grosso 100%
15.5Pts, Jancis Robinson,
91Pts, Decanter Magazine,
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