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Carmignano is a red wine from the town of Carmignano, about 15 miles from Florence. Unlike Chianti producers, who have only recently begun to experiment with Cabernet, Carmignano's winemakers have been using it since Cosimo III de'Medici introduced it in the early 1700s. Their wine contains about 20 % "uva franciosa," which adds pleasing underbrush and saddle leather to the berry fruit and floral notes in the bouquet, and also contributes a certain amount of power to the wine. The end result in many ways resembles the Sangiovese-based Supertuscans made over in the Chianti Classico Region, and like them, Carmignano will work nicely with roasted white meats, for example a turkey, or roasted or grilled red meats or game. It also ages nicely, and with time will go well with moderately aged cheese too. – Description from Kphillips

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  • "For example, I would never mix white and red wines as that can't ... ... say, Classico, Ruffino, and Carmignano, or like the tasting I did last week of Ribera del Duero vs Napa."Seeing that this was a Beginner/Introduction to blind tasting I'm nit making judgements about the mix. You have to start somewhere and understanding varietal differen... Read More

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  • Al - blind tasting is a great way to learn. However, it's better if you ... say, Classico, Ruffino, and Carmignano, or like the tasting I did last week of Ribera del Duero vs Napa.One of the reasons I don't think many people who talk about Burgundy are particularly astute is when you put those wines into a tasting, most of the time they can't ... Read More

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  • Barco Reale di Carmignano. Capezzana 2010


    80% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon Big and deep on the nose with soft notes of leather, old wood, white pepper some new spicy wood and deep, minty black fruit that shows a distinct medical and slightly candied edge. Bright and taut in the mouth with some rough tannins that need to integrate supporting lovely wild cherry and red currant frui... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Piaggia 'Carmignano' Riserva 2010


    Milk chocolate oak and rich fruit pop on this powerful nose rich with aromas of ink, blue flower and herbs. Smooth, broad and rich in the mouth with a base of Sangiovese covered in chocolate covered cherries and black currant herbs. This shows a deft balance of power, complexity and structure. 90-93 Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Vin Santo Ris/Villa Capezzana 2006


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    Wine review by Barberolo

  • Piaggia Carmignano Il Sasso 2007


    The nose showed cherry and herbs with undergrowth and a hint of new oak. The palate showed a medium body but with silky elegance and flavors of cherry, pomegranate and dark chocolate with a slight austerity. The finish was long yet fresh with silky tannin. This bottle was feminine yet muscular and should drink even better after being in the cell... Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido

  • Ambra Carmignano Santa Cristina In Pilli 2008


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    Wine review by jeffmacintyre

  • Piaggia Carmignano Riserva 2006


    The nose showed ripe black cherry, herbal fruit tea, leather, and dusty ... ... ... bitter character. The Carmignano Riserva walks the line between between sex appeal and restraint and the result is something magical. Give it an hour decant and let this beauty dazzle yo Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido

  • Cape Mentelle Cab/Shiraz


    See Simon Brunell (Cape Mentelle Vineyards) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#11): Read More

    Wine review by Debra Meiburg MW

  • Piaggia Carmignano Il Sasso 2006


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    Wine review by Zio Vino

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