East, South East
planted in the period 1997 – 2000
Sangiovese 150 x 80 cm (~5×3 ft),; Cabernet and Merlot 130×80 cm (~4×3 ft). Planted to densities up to 8,547 vines per hectare with average production of one bottle per vine.
bilateral cordon with vertical shoot positioning.
Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, picked over a period of one month at the optimal ripening stage for each varietal.
deep sandy clay with limestone from the Pliocene era (6 million years ago), a soil rich in marine fossils.
Each varietal fermented separately in stainless steel tanks using selected yeasts. Fifteen-twenty day maceration at 25-29° C (77-86°F)
started during the primary fermentation it continued for 10 days after being drawn off the lees.
placed oak barrels of various capacity for about 12 months followed by a long bottle aging period.
intense, deep, ruby red with garnet highlights.
very intense, with sensations of plums, berries, clove, vanilla and liquorice.
bold and complex, yet balanced and elegant.
18-20°C (64-68°F). We recommend uncorking about 1 hour prior to enjoying, or decanting.
especially suited to match slow cooked meats, such as roasts and game. Excellent also with grilled red meats.
Making the great wines of Tuscany since 1967.
Carpineto is driven by a passion for wine and a love