Carpineto Brunello Di Montalcino 2012
The Carpineto Brunello di Montalcino is a fine Brunello with big and traditional flavours of leather and savoury roast meat through to a satisfying finish. This full bodied Sangiovese is one of the finest examples of Brunello di Montalcino and is made in the traditional style of the Tuscan region. The Carpineto family have won numerous awards for their wines including Italian wine Maker of the Year Trophy. This red wine is perfect with rich stews, mature cheeses or to be drunk on it's own after careful decanting and time to breath.
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 Sacchets daughter, Caterina, has recently joined the Carpineto winemaking team after finishing her viticulture and oenology degree.
Fermentation in temperature controlled vats and maceration on skins lasting 16 days. Aged in Slovenian oak barrels for 36 months followed by at least 6 months in bottle prior to release.
A mature Brunello with a complex bouquet of spice, hints of vanilla, deep red cherries and a touch of raspberry. An elegant style with traditional flavours of savoury roasted meat and leather combine with a warm and smooth finish.
Everyday Serving Suggestion
Carpineto Brunello Di Montalcino is best served at 18C, decanting before pouring, with roast and grilled meats, wild game and mature cheese.
Country / Region / Appellation
IT / Tuscany / Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Grapes - 100% Sangiovese
Vegetarian/Vegan - Yes/Yes
Milk/Eggs - No/No
Contains Sulphites - Yes
Giovanni Carlo Sacchet