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Carpineto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG Riserva 2001

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Carpineto’s 442-acre estate in Chianciano is located just outside the Renaissance town of Montepulciano. Ninety-six acres of Sangiovese vines adorn the rolling hills of the region. The vineyard has an elevation of 800 feet and the clay soil is rich in lime and fossils. Vino Nobile is made from 90% Prugnolo Gentile clone R24 (Sangiovese Grosso) and 10% Canaiolo Nero. After a long maceration and a temperature-controlled fermentation, this wine is aged over 2 years in Slavonian oak casks with a small portion in French oak barrels. It is then aged in the bottle for up to two years. This wine will reward extensive cellaring. The finished wine is reminiscent of a fine Chianti Classico Riserva and compares favorably to the more expensive Brunello di Montalcino.

Region: Italy » Tuscany » Montepulciano

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  • 2001

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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

External Reviews for Carpineto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG Riserva

External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
11/23/2015

A traditional Tuscan wine showing warm and savoury flavours enhanced by herbal and liquorice tones, textured with a lovely fruit quality.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 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. As with any top quality wine, they are produced in limited quantities only.Grapes: 80% Sangiovese and 20% CanaioloRegion: Italy / Tuscany / ChiancianoMaker: Giovanni Carlo SacchetNote: Mature flavours with earthy and dark liquorice tones and hints of fresh prunes. A deliciously smooth palate with excellent weight and a long, elegant finish.Serve: At 18-20c decanting before pouring, with game, stews and mature cheese.ABV: 13.5%Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans



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The color of Vino Nobile is a brilliant, ruby red with a tendency to garnet. The bouquet is ethereal with hints of violets and wood. The flavor is dry, harmonic, fruity and velvety, with an elegant texture and long finish.

Carpineto’s 442-acre estate in Chianciano is located just outside the Renaissance town of Montepulciano. Ninety-six acres of Sangiovese vines adorn the rolling hills of the region. The vineyard has an elevation of 800 feet and the clay soil is rich in lime and fossils. Vino Nobile is made from 90% Prugnolo Gentile clone R24 (Sangiovese Grosso) and 10% Canaiolo Nero. After a long maceration and a temperature-controlled fermentation, this wine is aged over 2 years in Slavonian oak casks with a small portion in French oak barrels. It is then aged in the bottle for up to two years. This wine will reward extensive cellaring. The finished wine is reminiscent of a fine Chianti Classico Riserva and compares favorably to the more expensive Brunello di Montalcino.

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