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Carpineto Brunello di Montalcino

2012 | Italy | Tuscany 750 ml | 14.50 %
  • Tastes like
  • Berry
  • Smoky wood
  • Cherry
  • Good with
  • Beef
  • Lamb
  • Duck
  • Its also
  • 90+
¥680
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    Description

    Carpineto was established in 1967 in the small historic township of Greve in Chianti. It is lead by the award winning winemaker Giovanni C. Sacchet. They offer a range of wines spanning the most prestigious Tuscan DOCG appellations. The winery is widely regarded as one of the quality leaders on the Italian winemaking landscape. Grown 450m above sea level, Carpineto’s Montalcino estate is one of the highest in the appellation.

    Dark fruit aromas enriched by vanilla and black pepper, followed by a soft, inviting yet full-bodied palate with refined tannins propelling black and red fruit to a long, satisfying finish. 
    92/100 from Wine Spectator, 91/100 from Decanter and Wine Enthusiast.

    Variety Description

    Sangiovese

    Sangiovese is a red Italian wine grape variety, most famous as the only component of Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino and the main component of the blend Chianti, Carmignano, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Morellino di Scansano. Sangiovese often has a flavor profile of sour red cherries with earthy aromas and tea leaf notes. Wines made from Sangiovese usually have medium-plus tannins and high acidity.

    Country Description

    Italy

    Italy is home to some of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world, and Italian wines are known worldwide for their broad variety. Italy, closely followed by France, is the world’s largest wine producer by volume. Italy's Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MIPAAF), has documented over 350 grapes and granted them "authorized" status. There are more than 500 other documented varieties in circulation as well. Some of the more famous grapes include Pinot Grigio, Trebbiano, Garganega, Nero d'Avola, Sangiovese and Corvina. Grapes are grown all the way from Peidmont and Veneto in north, through Tuscany all the way including Sicily in the south.The three most iconic Italian wines are Barolo, Barbaresco, and Brunello di Montalcino.

    Region Description

    Tuscany

    Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world's most notable wine regions. Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are primarily made with Sangiovese grape whereas the Vernaccia grape is the basis of the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano. Tuscany has thirty-three Denominazioni di origine controllata (DOC) and nine Denominazioni di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG). In the 1970s a new class of wines known in the trade as "Super Tuscans" emerged. These wines were made outside DOC/DOCG regulations but were considered of high quality and commanded high prices. More than 80% of the regions' production is in red wine.