Carpineto Rosso Dogajolo 2008
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. Made from Sangiovese up to 70% and Cabernet Sauvignon and other varieties up to 30%, the exact proportions can vary with each vintage. 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. The colour is deep garnet with violet reflections, and the nose is very fruity and intense, with hints of cherry, coffee, vanilla and spice. It is full and soft on the palate, complex, well developed. 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.
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This young Super Tuscan is smooth, with flavors of berries, coffee, vanilla and spice. Enjoy this delicious, value-priced wine with roasts, grilled meats or tomato based Italian specialties.
Looking for an easygoing wine that has some structure? Dogajolo is predominately Sangiovese with a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon to add a little more depth to the wine. It has a gorgeous color resembling that of violets. The nose carries beautiful spice, vanilla and cherries. The flavors are soft on the palate of coffee, cherries and distinct spice. It is a medium-bodied wine with a super finish that likes to hang around! Pair with roasted peppers stuffed with provolone, lamb chops alla pizzaiola or any hearty dish you choose!
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.
An innovative blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese, Dogajolo has impressive depth and texture despite the fruit-forward style. An affordable Super Tuscan.
Well-integrated notes of almond and spice round off a healthy offering of berries and fresh fruit. This is a compact and simple wine with a vibrant ruby color and clean berry flavors.
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.
A bright and bubbly red, with simple dried cherry aromas and flavors, light body and a fresh finish.
Dogajolo has a deep, vivid, ruby to purple color and a fragrant bouquet of cherries and herbs, accented by hints of vanilla and coffee. The taste is ample yet soft on the palate, complex and well developed.
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