Carpineto Vigneto Poggio Sant' Enrico Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2010
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.
Small lot fermentation at 25-30C using indigenous (wild) yeasts. 15 days maceration with frequent pump-overs and punch-downs of the cap for optimum Polyphenol extraction. Malolactic fermentation started during maceration and it continued for 12 days after being drawn off its lees.. Aged for 10 months in Barriques of French and American origin.. The wine was bottled unfiltered and left to rest in underground cellars at a constant temperature for at least 31 months.
Trained to a bilateral cordon with vertical shoot positioning. Planting density of 4,464 vines per hectare.
From 100% Sangiovese from the 2 Poggio di Sant'Enrico Piccolo and Grande vineyards in the Montepulciano area, this wine has great intensity of colour and flavour, with a pronounced savoury and roasted herb flavour. Lovely length with fine, integrated tannins.
Everyday Serving Suggestion
The wine has the intensity of flavour to accompany roasted and flame-grilled meats, especially "Fiorentina style" T-bone steak.
Silver (Decanter World Wine Awards 2010)
Country / Region / Appellation
IT / Tuscany / Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG
Giovanni Carlo Sacchet