Grapes: From vineyards planted to a minimum of 70% Sangiovese (Prugnolo Gentile) and a maximum of 30% of Canaiolo and other authorized grape varietals.
Vinification: maceration of the skins with the must for 10-15 days at 25-30°C (77-86°F). The frequent pump-overs are accomplished using special pumps designed to move solid parts (skins and seeds) very gently.
Aging: aged two years in large 5,500 liter Slavonian oval oak barrels, with a small part in French oak barrels.
Color: brilliant ruby red with a tendency to garnet.
Finishing: after bottling the wine is aged in our temperature controlled cellars for at least 12 months before release. In order to deliver the highest quality, Carpineto has chosen to age this wine one year longer than the 3 years required by appellation rules for a Riserva wine.
Bouquet: ethereal, extraordinarily elegant with hints of violet and wood.
Flavor: dry, harmonic, fruity and velvety, with an elegant texture and long finish.
Alcohol: 13,5% by volume.
Serving temperature: 20 °C, 68 °F, in a decanter.
Gastronomy: aged cheeses and game, especially wild boar.
Grapes: From vineyards planted to a minimum of 80% Sangiovese and a maximum of 20% of Canaiolo and other red grape varietals.
Vinification: maceration of the skins of medium duration and fermentation under controlled temperature conditions.
Aging: placed in oak barrels of various sizes and origins (Slavonian and French) for one year or more, the wine is then briefly transferred back into stainless steel tanks before bottling.
Finishing: after bottling the wine is aged in our temperature controlled cellars for at least 10 months before release. In order to deliver the highest quality Carpineto has chosen to age this wine longer than the 2 years required by appellation rules for a Riserva.
Color: intense ruby red with garnet reflections.
Bouquet: elegant, full, harmonious and persistent with suggestions of vanilla and raspberry.
Flavor: long and velvety, full, generous and warm.
Alcohol: 13.50 % by volume.
Serving temperature: 18-20 °C, 64-68 °F in a decanter.
Vinification: low temperature maceration on the skins and a slow and careful oak barrel fermentation of the must started by selected yeasts.
Finishing: we are careful to maintain in suspension the yeasts and all of the solids formed during fermentation by regular agitation of the must. In January the wine is racked off and returned to the same barrels where it then ages for about another four months before bottling. Before release this wine is then bottle aged in our temperature-controlled cellars at 13°C (55°F).
Color: straw yellow with tawny reflections.
Bouquet: harmonious and consistent with notes of tropical fruit and spices, particularly raspberry and vanilla.
Flavor: dry, soft, savory, and harmonious.
Alcohol: 13% by volume.
Serving temperature: 10-15 °C, 50-59 °F.
Gastronomy: the rare versatility of this wine allows it to be served as an aperitif, as well as during and after meals.
Vinification: fermentation takes place in individual tanks for the grapes of each vineyard, with controlled temperature maceration on the skins for 10-15 days at 25-29°C (77-84°F).
Finishing: in the spring, once the malolactic fermentation is complete, the separate crus are assembled and the wine placed in small oak barrels where it remains until the following January. After bottling the wine is bottle aged in our temperature controlled cellars for at least another eight months before its release date.
Color: ruby red with orange reflections.
Bouquet: clean and intense, with complex hints of spices, licorice, vanilla and cherries.
Flavor: full, rich and persistent with a great, elegant tannin structure and finish.
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.