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Carpineto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva 2015
£126.40 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )
Country - Italy
Region - Tuscany
Grape Varieties - Sangiovese 90%, Canaiolo Nero 10%
Alcohol by volume - 13.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Carpineto
Tasting notes - An extraordinarily elegant, ethereal wine delivering red fruits with hints of violet and oak spice. Beautifully balanced with a smooth, velvety palate and a lovely, long finish
95 Pts, Wine Spectator, 2018
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A traditional Tuscan wine showing meaty and savoury flavours enhanced by earthy and red cherry tones, textured with a lovely long finish.
Founded in 1967 by Antonio Zaccheo and Giovanni Sacchet, Carpineto farms 500 hectares of land spread over four estates among Tuscany's most prestigious appellations. The original aim of the producers – to make modern, world-class red wine from the Chianti Classico appellation, has been admirably fulfilled. The Farnito and Dogajolo wines demonstrate the winery’s pioneering approach to making wines from international varieties in Tuscany. Formerly IWSC Italian Wine Producer of the Year, Carpineto was the also the first ever Italian winery to be awarded the IWSC International Winemaker of the Year. Antonio Zaccheo is now assisted by his son Antonio and daughter Francesca, who have both previously worked in the wine trade in the USA. Giovanni Sacchet's daughter, Caterina, joined the Carpineto winemaking team after finishing her viticulture and oenology degree.
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.
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 grape varieties.
Maceration of the skins, 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 six 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.
An extraordinarily elegant, ethereal wine delivering red fruits with hints of violet and oak spice. Beautifully balanced with a smooth, velvety palate and a lovely, long finish
A delicious accompaniment to game dishes, especially wild boar and fine, aged cheeses.
Sangiovese 90%, Canaiolo Nero 10%
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- 6 Bottles