Brunello di Montalcino Carpineto DOCG 2005

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Crawley, UK (4,100 mi)
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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 ... Read more

Carpineto was founded in 1967 by Antonio Zaccheo and Giovanni Sacchet and farms 424 hectares of land spread over four estates among Tuscanys most p... Read more

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External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
10/16/2012

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. They were named IWSC Italian Wine Producer Of The Year in 2005 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 Sacchets daughter, Caterina, is studying to become a wine maker. The Carpineto wine making style produces wines that are full-bodied, complex and fruity in character, with a round, supple tannin structure and a long, persistent finish. The D.O.C. and D.O.C.G. wines are terroir wines with flavours true to their appellation, which strike a balance between tradition and innovation. The reds are made from selections of Sangiovese grown on premium, dry-farmed hillsides with the goal of producing balanced, varietally honest wines designed for long ageing. The Brunello di Montalcino is one of Italy's most important and prestigious wines. The grapes are grown on the hillside vineyards surrounding the ancient town of Montalcino near Siena. Grapes : 100% Sangiovese Grosso Region : Italy / Tuscany / Brunello de Montalcino DOCG Maker : Giovanni Carlo Sacchet Notes : Dry, warm, and well-textured with a lingering bouquet reminiscent of liquorice, raspberries and vanilla through to a firm and lingering finish. Serve : At 18C, decanting before pouring, with roast and grilled meats, wild game and mature cheese. ABV : 14%


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Source: Great Wines Direct
11/08/2010

Carpineto was founded in 1967 by Antonio Zaccheo and Giovanni Sacchet and farms 424 hectares of land spread over four estates among Tuscanys most prestigious appellations. Carpineto has been named IWSC Italian Wine Producer Of The Year in 2005 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 Sacchets daughter, Caterina, is studying to become a wine maker. The Carpineto wine making style produces wines that are full-bodied, complex and fruity in character, with a round, supple tannin structure and a long, persistent finish. The D.O.C. and D.O.C.G. wines are "terroir" wines with flavours true to their appellation, which strike a balance between tradition and innovation. The reds are made from selections of Sangiovese grown on premium, dry-farmed hillsides with the goal of producing balanced, varietally honest wines designed for long ageing. The Brunello di Montalcino is one of Italys most important and prestigious wines. The grapes are grown on the hillside vineyards surrounding the ancient town of Montalcino near Siena. Grapes: 100% Sangiovese Grosso Vinification: Fermentation in temperature controlled vats and maceration on skins lasting 16 days Ageing: 36 months in Slovenian oak barrels followed by at least 6 months in bottle prior to release. Colour: Intense ruby red with pale pomegranate tinges. Serve: At 18C, decanting before pouring, with roast and grilled meats, wild game and mature cheese. Taste: Dry, warm, and well-textured with a lingering bouquet reminiscent of liquorice, raspberries and vanilla through to a firm and lingering finish.


Winemaker's Notes:

A highly-selective manual harvest was carried out in October. Fermentation and maceration took place in stainless steel tanks over 10-15 days at 25-30°C with frequent pump-overs. Malolactic fermentation occurred as well. The wine was aged in a combination of previously-used French and American oak barriques for 6 years. Filtered then bottled and cellared for an additional year prior to release.

Tasting Notes:

A decisive and complex bouquet of nuts and spice is accented by hints of vanilla, cherry, and raspberry. On the palate, it is warm and smooth with a long, persistent finish. With proper storage, this wine will reward extensive cellaring. It is not uncommon for a high-quality vintage to age for 50 years or more.

A highly-selective manual harvest was carried out in October. Fermentation and maceration took place in stainless steel tanks over 10-15 days at 25-30°C with frequent pump-overs. Malolactic fermentation occurred as well. The wine was aged in a combination of previously-used French and American oak barriques for 6 years. Filtered then bottled and cellared for an additional year prior to release.

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Aged 144 months in Other.

Notes: Aged in a combination of previously-used French and American oak barriques

Chemical Analysis:

Alcohol: 13.8% pH: 3.44
Sugar: 1.9 grams per liter Total Acidity: 5.6 grams per liter

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