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Carpineto Dogajolo 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Founded in 1967, Carpineto is a partnership between Giovanni C. Sacchet and Antonio M. Zaccheo, whose original mission was to produce a world-class red wine from the Chianti Classico appellation. This was a radical departure from the marketplace of the times when most Chianti was still produced in the traditional winemaking style. This is a very innovative product, a young “Super-Tuscan”, whose characteristics are never found together in the same wine. Dogajolo combines the power and deep colors of a young wine, the elegance and balance given by wood aging, as well as a fruity and fragrant bouquet. A blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon, the two grape varieties are vinified separately, since they ripen at different times. Toward the end of fermentation they are blended and placed in small wooden casks where they slowly complete alcoholic and malolactic fermentation. It is excellent when young, but as with any red wine of good mettle, it ages well. It is fruity, full and soft with notes of cherry, vanilla and spice on the nose. Given its fruitiness, Dogajolo can be paired with first courses and white meats, but shows at its best with full-flavored dishes such as roasts, grilled meats, cold cuts and Tuscan regional specialties. Quite delicious!

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Snooth User: il vino e me
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3.00 5
12/30/2011

Dry puckering tannins, blackberry and bramble bouquet, very light medium palate. Will do well with a few more years to mellow and meld. Complex but unfortunately none of the moorish qualities generally associated with Sangiovese.


Snooth User: coachleech
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4.00 5
03/23/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Carpineto Dogajolo

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Where Vino Nobile grapes that donrsquo;t make the cut for the Riserva go, as the estate doesnrsquo;t produce a regular Vino Nobile, just a riserva. This perennial Best Buy combines crunchy, fresh cherry fruit with hints of caramel, coffee and chocolate. Itrsquo;s a cheerful wine that should win Tuscany plenty of fans, at a great price.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

An innovative blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese, Dogajolo has impressive depth and texture despite the fruit-forward style. An affordable Super Tuscan.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Herersquo;s a tasty, compact Sangiovese-Cabernet blend from the excellent 2001 vintage that gives pure fruit and varietal character. Itrsquo;s chewy and textured, definitely more so than your average Chianti, and therersquo;s some meaty rusticity and light oak to punch things up a notch. Good with grilled meats and vegetables, or with pizza. Pronounced dogo-yolo.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Rich, but doesnrsquo;t really go anywhere, with one-dimensional cherry and blackberry notes. Moderately firm tannins shore up the finish. Best from 2013 through 2018.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Rich, but doesn't really go anywhere, with one-dimensional cherry and blackberry notes. Moderately firm tannins shore up the finish. Best from 2013 through 2018.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Where Vino Nobile grapes that don't make the cut for the Riserva go, as the estate doesn't produce a regular Vino Nobile, just a riserva. This perennial Best Buy combines crunchy, fresh cherry fruit with hints of caramel, coffee and chocolate. It's a cheerful wine that should win Tuscany plenty of fans, at a great price.


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
07/22/2013

STANDARD 6 x 750ml BOTTLES 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. The original aim of the producers - to produce modern, world-class red wine from the Chianti Classico appellation (a radical departure when most Chianti was still produced in the traditional wine-making style) - has been admirably fulfilled. Pioneers of internationalism of Tuscany, the Dogajolo is a great example of this ethos of action. Carpineto has been named IWSC Italian Wine Producer Of The Year in 2003 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 Sacchet’s daughter, Caterina, has recently joined the Carpineto winemaking team after finishing her viticulture and oenology degree. Grapes : Sangiovese 70%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Region : Italy / Tuscany / Toscana IGP Maker : Giovanni Carlo Sacchet Notes : Fruity, full and soft with notes of cherry, vanilla and spice on the nose. The flavour is full, soft on the palate, complex and well developed. Quite delicious. Serve : At 16-18C with roast and grilled meats, and full flavoured pasta dishes. ABV : 13%


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Tasting Notes:

The nose is fruity with hints of cherry, coffee, vanilla and spice. It is full and soft on the palate with complex and well-developed flavors and tannins.

Founded in 1967, Carpineto is a partnership between Giovanni C. Sacchet and Antonio M. Zaccheo, whose original mission was to produce a world-class red wine from the Chianti Classico appellation. This was a radical departure from the marketplace of the times when most Chianti was still produced in the traditional winemaking style. This is a very innovative product, a young “Super-Tuscan”, whose characteristics are never found together in the same wine. Dogajolo combines the power and deep colors of a young wine, the elegance and balance given by wood aging, as well as a fruity and fragrant bouquet. A blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon, the two grape varieties are vinified separately, since they ripen at different times. Toward the end of fermentation they are blended and placed in small wooden casks where they slowly complete alcoholic and malolactic fermentation. It is excellent when young, but as with any red wine of good mettle, it ages well. It is fruity, full and soft with notes of cherry, vanilla and spice on the nose. Given its fruitiness, Dogajolo can be paired with first courses and white meats, but shows at its best with full-flavored dishes such as roasts, grilled meats, cold cuts and Tuscan regional specialties. Quite delicious!

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 1.5 grams per liter Total Acidity: 4.7 grams per liter

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