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One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £123.06
Country - Italy
Region - Tuscany
Grape Varieties - Sangiovese 80%, Canaiolo Nero 20%
Alcohol by volume - 13.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Carpineto
Tasting notes - Mature flavours with earthy and dark liquorice tones and hints of fresh prunes; a smooth palate with lovely weight and an elegant, long finish.
Awards Top 100, Wine Merchant, 2017
traditional Tuscan wine showing meaty and savoury
flavours enhanced by earthy and liquorice tones,
textured with a lovely long 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 vines are grown in the 100 hectare Carpineto Estate at Chianciano near Siena.
The vineyards are planted with a minimum of 70% Sangiovese (known locally as
Prugnolo Gentile) and a maximum of 30% Canaiolo, along with other authorised
Maceration of the skins, with the must, took place for 10 to 15 days at temperatures
of between 25 to 30°C. The frequent pump-overs used special pumps which were
designed to move the skins and seeds very gently. The wine was aged for two years
in 5,500 litre oak barrels, while a proportion was aged in French barriques. After
bottling, the wine was aged in Carpineto's temperature controlled cellars for a
minimum of 12 months prior to release. In order to deliver the highest possible quality
Carpineto has chosen to age this wine for one year longer than is required by the
appellation for a Riserva wine.
Mature flavours with earthy and dark liquorice tones and hints of fresh prunes; a
smooth palate with lovely weight and an elegant, long finish.
A delicious accompaniment to game dishes, especially wild boar and fine, aged
Sangiovese 80%, Canaiolo Nero 20%
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