Carpineto Farnito Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
The Farnito Cabernet Sauvignon from Carpineto is a savoury and concentrated red wine with ah hint of spice and vanilla on the finish. This very stylish Tuscan Cabernet Sauvignon is at the pinacle of Italian fine red wines. Farnito Cabernet is delicious with grilled red meats and full flavoiured cheeses. We recommend decanting for at least 2 hours prior to serving to get the best out of this red wine.
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.
Each plot was fermented separately in steel tanks. After malolactic fermentation the various crus were assembled and aged in barriques for 10 months. The wine benefits from a minimum of 6 months bottle age prior to release
Full, rich with good depth and concentration of fruit with a hint of spice and vanilla on the nose
Everyday Serving Suggestion
Carpineto Farnito Cabernet Sauvignon is best served at room temperature with roast and grilled red meats
Country / Region / Appellation
IT / Tuscany / Toscana IGT
Vegetarian/Vegan - Yes/Yes
Milk/Eggs - No/No
Contains Sulphites - Yes
ABV% - 13.5%
Giovanni Carlo Sacchet