Carpineto Dogajolo Rosso 2017
Dogajolo Rosso from Carpineto is one of those iconic red wines from Italy. Instantly recognised by it's striking label of different coloured leaves this is a wine that you won't forget ina hurry. Dogajolo red is a blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon and is regarded as a superb value 'Super Tuscan'. Given its fruitiness, Dogajolo can be paired with first courses and white meats, but shows at its best with full flavored dishes such as roasts, grilled meats, cold cuts and Tuscan regional specialities. It's also soft and velvety enougn to be drunk on it's own or with good friends.
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.
The two grape varieties are vinified separately, since they ripen at different times. Towards the end of fermentation they are blended and placed in barriques where they slowly complete alcoholic and malolactic fermentation. The wine is then bottled at the end of May following the vintage and released for sale in September.
Vines planted using the spurred cordon training method at altitudes ranging from 300-350 meters above sea level.
Fruity, full and soft with notes of cherry, vanilla and spice on the nose. The flavour is full, soft on the palate, complex and well developed. Quite delicious.
Everyday Serving Suggestion
Carpineto Dogajolo Rosso is best served at 16°-18°C with roast and grilled meats, and full flavoured pasta dishes.
Bronze (IWC 2011)
Country / Region / Appellation
IT / Tuscany / Toscana IGP
Grapes - Sangiovese 70%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%
Vegetarian/Vegan - Yes/Yes
Milk/Eggs - No/No
Contains Sulphites - Yes
ABV% - 13.5%
Giovanni Carlo Sacchet