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Carpineto Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG

​In the beautiful olive and cypress-studded countryside between Florence and Siena lay the quaint hilltop villages of the Chianti Classico region. The wine of the same name is produced exclusively in this charming and beautiful area.  Grapes are sourced from vineyards planted to a minimum of 80% Sangiovese and a maximum of 20% of Canaiolo and other red grape varieties. Ageing takes place in oak barrels of various sizes and origins (Slovenian and French) for one year or more, the wine is then briefly transferred back into stainless steel tanks before bottling, after which the wine is aged in temperature controlled cellars for at least 10 months before release. In order to deliver the highest quality Carpineto has chosen to age this wine longer than the 2 years required by appellation rules for a Riserva. 

Carpineto Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG

​The origins of Chianti date back to the Middle Ages although Chianti Classico was really born in 1716 when Grand Duke Cosimo III of Tuscany classified the zone, identifying the villages of Radda, Greve, Panzano, Gaiole and Castellina as the leading sites. These same villages still represent the nucleus of the Chianti Classico DOCG today. The regulations have been revised, however, to insist that the wine is made from a minimum 80% Sangiovese and a maximum 20% Canaiolo and ‘ameliorative’ grapes (like Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon) from the 2006 vintage no white grapes are allowed. Chianti Classico cannot be released until 1st October in the year following the harvest, while Chianti Classico Riserva must undergo 24 months of ageing before release, including at least 3 months in bottle.

Carpineto Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG

​An intense ruby red colour with garnet inflections. The nose is an elegant bouquet, full, harmonious and persistent with hints of vanilla and raspberry. The palate is long and velvety, full, generous and warm. Perfect with roasts and game.
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