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Carpineto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva 750ML 2009
Sku: 69270
Winery Notes: Aged two years in large 5,500 liter Slavonian oval oak barrels, with a small part in French oak barrels. After bottling the wine is aged in temperature controlled cellars for at ...more
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Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
Grape Varietal: Canaiolo,Sangiovese
Type: Still wine
Classification: DOCG
Reg. $21.99
Buy Carpineto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva
Color: brilliant ruby red with a tendency to garnet. Bouquet: ethereal, extraordinarily elegant with hints of violet and wood. Flavor: dry, harmonic, fruity and velvety, with an elegant texture and long finish.
Wine Spectator 91 points - Leafy underbrush, scorched earth, leather and vanilla aromas lead the nose, together with a whiff of game. The dense palate doles out black cherry, tobacco, savory herb and clove alongside polished tannins. It’s already extremely accessible so enjoy soon.

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Winery Notes: Aged two years in large 5,500 liter Slavonian oval oak barrels, with a small part in French oak barrels. After bottling the wine is aged in temperature controlled cellars for at least 12 months before release. Brilliant ruby red with a tendency to garnet. Extraordinarily elegant aromas with hints of violet and wood. Dry, harmonic, fruity and velvety, with an elegant texture and long finish. Pairs with aged cheeses and game, especially wild boar.
Wine maker notes
Named for the Renaissance town of Montepulciano, the term nobile has historical roots in the original practice of reserving this wine exclusively for the aristocratic families of the area. Carpineto’s Vino Nobile is produced from fruit harvested exclusively from their Montepulciano Estate. The ethereal bouquet shows elegant notes of violet and toasted oak nuances. Bold fruit flavors envelope the palate with a velvety, elegant texture and long finish, it is dry and full in style. This Riserva benefits from extensive aging in a combination of Slavonian and French oak barrels for 18-24 months, followed by 12 months in bottle.

Technical notes
90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo

Food pairing
aged cheeses and game, especially wild boar.

Producer
Founded in 1967, Carpineto is a partnership between Giovanni C. Sacchet and Antonio M. Zaccheo, whose original mission was to produce a world-class red wine from the Chianti Classico appellation. This was a radical departure from the marketplace of the times when most Chianti was still produced in the traditional winemaking style. Carpineto’s visionary founders recognized the untapped potential of the Tuscan landscape to produce truly great wines. By applying modern viticulture and winemaking techniques, they dramatically exceeded the quality standards of the day. Under their leadership, Carpineto developed an award winning, international reputation for elegant wines of approachable intensity and extract, as well as consistency vintage after vintage. Today Carpineto has reinforced these characteristics, while maintaining an approachable wine style due in part to an extensive bottle-aging program. In fact ”riserva” wines are bottle-aged a total of six to twelve months longer than the minimum time required by DOCG appellation rules. Today experimentation goes hand in hand with the spirit of innovation of the founders, with respect for historical Tuscan values. The product line includes wines from the most prestigious Tuscan DOCG appellations to varietal specific wines of great structure, as well as innovative proprietary blends. Carpineto exports the majority of its wine production to over 70 countries worldwide. About 95% of Carpineto’s wine production is red wine, with the majority being wines that are aged three or more years before their release date.