Carpineto Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano Riserva 2017
The Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva from Carpineto is a traditional Tuscan wine showing warm and savoury flavours enhanced by herbal and liquorice tones, textured with a lovely long finish. This is one of the finest examples of Brunello di Montalcino and the price reflects this quality. We highly recommend decanting this wine prior to serving to allow the tannins to soften and the flavours to develop. This remarkable red wine is best served with game, stews, mature cheese and big steaks.
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.
Maceration of the skins with the must for 10-15 days at 25-30C. The frequent pump-overs are accomplished using special pumps designed to move solid parts (skins and seeds) very gently. Aged for 1 to 2 year in oak barrels followed by a minimum of 1 year in bottle prior to release
Single wire cordon
Mature flavours with earthy and dark liquorice tones and hints of fresh prunes, smooth palate with lovely weight and an elegant, long finish.
Everyday Serving Suggestion
Carpineto Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano is best served at 19°C, decanting before pouring, with game, stews and mature cheese.
Silver (IWSC 2011)
Country / Region / Appellation
IT / Tuscany / Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG
Grapes - Sangiovese 80%, Canaiolo Nero 20%
Vegetarian/Vegan - Yes/Yes
Milk/Eggs - No/No
Contains Sulphites - Yes
ABV% - 13.5%
Giovanni Carlo Sacchet