Carpineto Farnito Vinsanto del Chianti 1999

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Carpineto Farnito Vinsanto del Chianti 1999

Country - Italy

Region - Tuscany

Grape Varieties - Malvasia 35%, Trebbiano 35%, Other Varieties 30%

Alcohol by volume - 15%

Bottle - 50cl

Producer - Carpineto

Tasting notes - Golden in colour with bronze hues, this is an intense and complex wine with aromas of apricot and peach jam, combined with a delicate hint of walnut. Concentrated on the palate, there is a wonderful balance between alcohol and sweetness. The fruit is layered with intense balsamic notes on the mid-palate, leading to a long, persistent finish. 

Carpineto Farnito Vinsanto del Chianti 1999

A complex dessert wine with an intense flavour of toffee
apple and crème, beautifully elegant.
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.
Vintage
The wines from the 1999 vintage had excellent technological and phenolic maturity,
producing wines with great ageing potential. The combination of the concentrated
polyphenols and the excellent colour intensity has resulted in very elegant wines.
Vineyard
The vines are grown in the Gaville Estate near Florence and Chianciano near Siena, in
south-facing lower hillsides of older vineyards, which today are no longer in existence.
Planted during the mid to late 1960s, the vines are spaced at 2.80 x 1.20 metres and
are trained on a double arch system. The sedimentary soils are rich in clay, conglomerate
pebbles, with green and grey calcite.
Winemaking
The harvested grapes were dried in wooden boxes and then slowly barrel fermented during
the winter months. Part of the wine was aged in traditional "caratelli", small barrels
made of chestnut, the balance in oak barrels, for a total of 16 years. The wine was
bottled and left to rest in a temperature-controlled underground cellar.
Tasting Note
Golden in colour with bronze hues, this is an intense and complex wine with aromas of
apricot and peach jam, combined with a delicate hint of walnut. Concentrated on the
palate, there is a wonderful balance between alcohol and sweetness. The fruit is
layered with intense balsamic notes on the mid-palate, leading to a long, persistent
finish.
Grape
Malvasia 35%, Trebbiano 35%, Other Varieties 30%

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