Carpineto Brunello Di Montalcino 2017

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Carpineto Brunello Di Montalcino 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 decisive and fine bouquet of hints of vanilla, deep red cherries, raspberry, and a touch of licorice. Elegant and well textured, with a warm, smooth palate that leads to a long, sustained finish.

Carpineto Brunello Di Montalcino 2017

A fine Brunello with big and traditional flavours of leather,
dried figs and savoury roast meat through to a satisfyingly
robust finish.
Producer Note
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, a 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 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 their daughter Francesca, 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.

Vineyard
Carpineto's Montalcino estate is one of the highest in the appellation at an altitude of
450 metres above sea level, with 10 hectares of vineyard planted to Sangiovese Grosso
on a dry-farmed hillside. Planted at 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.
Winemaking
Whole bunches were carefully selected and harvested at optimum maturity.
Fermentation took place in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats at 25°C, followed
by maceration which lasted for 15 to 20 days, with frequent aeration, pump-overs and
cap punch-downs for optimum polyphenolic extraction. The wine started going through
malolactic conversion as the alcoholic fermentation finished, and was completed a few
days after being drawn off the lees. The wine was aged in Slovenian oak barrels for
three years, followed by at least six months of bottle ageing.
Tasting Note
A mature Brunello shows a decisive and fine bouquet of hints of vanilla, deep red
cherries, raspberry and a touch of liquorice. Elegant and well textured, with a warm,
smooth palate that leads to a long, sustained finish.
Grape
Sangiovese Grosso 100%

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