Carpineto Chianti Classico Riserva 2013
The Carpineto Chianti Riserva is a fine wine, which is rich and velvety with a lingering finish. This superb Chianti is perfect when served with roast meats, game and stews. This lovely red wine can also be drunk on its own if carefully decanted and left to breath for a few hours. Carpineto are renouned for producing traditional Tuscan red wines and they have won numerous awards in competitions around the world.
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.
Fermentation in temperature controlled vats with medium length skin macerationon. Aged for 18 months in oak barrels of various sizes and origins (Slavonian and French), the wine is then transferred back into stainless tanks prior to bottling. After bottling the wine is aged in temperature controlled cellars for at least 10 months prior to release
Rich, velvety, full-flavoured and warming with hints of vanilla and raspberries on the nose. A very fine wine with silky tannins and a long, lingering finish.
Everyday Serving Suggestion
Carpineto Chianti Classico Riserva is best served at 17-19C with roast meats, game and stews.
Bronze (IWC 2010)
Country / Region / Appellation
IT / Tuscany / Chianti Classico DOCG
Grapes - Sangiovese 90%, Canaiolo 10%
Vegetarian/Vegan - Yes/Yes
Milk/Eggs - No/No
Contains Sulphites - Yes
ABV% - 13.5%
Giovanni Carlo Sacchet