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Carpineto Chianti 2001

Winemaker's Notes:

Manually harvested through careful vineyard selection in late September. Fermentation and maceration took place at 25-30°C using indigenous yeasts over 15 days. Frequent aerations, pump-overs, and punch-downs were performed during this time. Malolactic fermentation occurred. Aged for 12 months in new French and American oak barrels, followed by 1 month in stainless steel tanks where the wine settled. Bottled unfiltered to preserve the integrity of the wine. The bottles were stored in the temperature-controlled cellar for an additional 5 years before being released.

Region: Italy » Tuscany » Chianti

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Winery: Carpineto
Color: Red
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Carpineto:
In 1967, Giovanni Carlo Sacchet and Antonio Mario Zaccheo set out to revolutionize wine and produce a Chianti Classico so presitigious that it would gain international renown.   These two wine fanatics saw an enormous potential that was not being used in Tuscan soil. They understood that applying cutting-edge technology and pushing the standard of quality even further, would create t... Read more
In 1967, Giovanni Carlo Sacchet and Antonio Mario Zaccheo set out to revolutionize wine and produce a Chianti Classico so presitigious that it would gain international renown.   These two wine fanatics saw an enormous potential that was not being used in Tuscan soil. They understood that applying cutting-edge technology and pushing the standard of quality even further, would create the ultimate of wines. And they did just that.   Giovanni and Antonio made the Carpineto wine brand into an international success, which is currentlyexported to over 70 countries worldwide.   The intensity, integrity and consistency of their wine has earned them a solid reputation among consumers and critics alike. Carpineto wines, especially the aged reds, have received numerous awards and accolades.   Innovators by tradition, Giovanni Carlo Sacchet and Antonio Mario Zaccheo continue to experiment with some of their classics with a strong focus on traditional Tuscan values. Carpineto has proven itself a leader in both prestigious wines such as Tuscan DOCG and innovative structured varietal wines. Read less

Member Reviews for Carpineto Chianti

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Snooth User: WJTronoski
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3.00 5
07/31/2009

Very intense flavor which was unexpected. Long, smooth finish.


Snooth User: jeffpizz
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2.50 5
03/22/2009

Two and a half glasses



Tasting Notes:

A bold wine with intense blackberry and licorice aromas accented by black pepper and vanilla nuances. Concentrated flavors of luscious red fruit and spice flood the palate. Full-bodied with well-integrated, supple tannins and a long, persistent finish.

Manually harvested through careful vineyard selection in late September. Fermentation and maceration took place at 25-30°C using indigenous yeasts over 15 days. Frequent aerations, pump-overs, and punch-downs were performed during this time. Malolactic fermentation occurred. Aged for 12 months in new French and American oak barrels, followed by 1 month in stainless steel tanks where the wine settled. Bottled unfiltered to preserve the integrity of the wine. The bottles were stored in the temperature-controlled cellar for an additional 5 years before being released.

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 1.8 grams per liter Total Acidity: 5.07 grams per liter

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