Carpineto Dogajolo Rosso

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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...

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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.

Vinification
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.

Viticulture
Vines planted using the spurred cordon training method at altitudes ranging from 300-350 meters above sea level.

Tasting Note
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.

Awards
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%

VegetarianVegan

Winemaker
Giovanni Carlo Sacchet

Additional Resources:
http://www.carpineto.com/

Can you explain your shipping charges?

We charge the amount the courier charges us to deliver the wines. In the majority of cases this is £10.00 for a dozen wines. For local delivery we charge £5.00 as we can often do this ourselves, by local we mean Milton Keynes.

Couriers charge by weight and size and a case of wines is both heavy and bulky and so the costs are fairly high. The charges are the same if you are buying 1 bottle or 6 bottles but they change if you go over 6 bottles due the the excess weight and size. Couriers also charge a fee to cover fuel excess and this all goes towards the total cost not to mention the 20% VAT to be added to everything.

Currently if someone orders a dozen wines they are charged £10.00 but if they order 24 bottles the charge is the same!

If you wish to have your wines shipped to other countries the costs are extreemly high and often not worth paying for. The cost for example to ship to the USA for a dozen wines would be £100.00 for the shipping alone! Therefore we have taken the decision not to ship any wines outside of the UK.

 

What is your minimum order?

The minimum order is 1 bottle! I prefer it if people order more and you get better value with the delivery if you do this too!

 

What if I want to send wine as a gift?

No problem, we will send to your preferred address and even include a card free of charge!

We have two kinds of cards a blank one and a Thank you one. However if you want a Valentines one or a birthday card or anyother type of card please let us know. We will write your personal greeting and even include the soppy stuff. We don't charge for the cards as its our way of thanking you for choosing us to send a gift to your loved one. 

 

What about a discount?

I may be able to take a little off the price if you ask nicely and there is a large enough order. Please do not ask for a discount on any orders under 12 bottles.  Email me with your requirements and I will let you know if I can do anything. However the best way to get a discount is to sign up for the newsletter as there is often special offers given away to newsletter subscribers.

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Carpineto Dogajolo Rosso

£13.40