Carpineta Fontalpino

Country: Tuscany - Italy

Region: Tuscany


The Cresti family have been proprietors of Carpineta Fontalpino Vineyard since the 1960s and traces of the wine making traditions date as far back as the past century. The name Carpineta Fontalpino has never changed. The vineyard is located in the middle of Tuscany, very close to the splendid town of Siena and the historical village of Castelnuovo Berardenga. Gioia Cresti is the vineyard's oenologist and she is responsible for all the production phases, from the wine making to the aging. She literally 'picks up' the best grapes so that the whole wine production is imprinted on her own personal style.--Winemakers Note

Carpineta Fontalpino Collection


Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG Bio Price € 15.70

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Sensory features: Chianti Colli Senesi from the thin-soiled vineyards close to Siena, is a brighter, more elegant, take on Chianti. A suave, smooth red, bursting with black cherry, raspberry and spice flavours. Well-balanced, showing drive on the finish.

Best served: Bright enough for pasta, but with enough depth to be a great match for pork chops rubbed with garlic and rosemary.

Technical notes: Grape variety Sangiovese 100%

Vineyard: Montaperti South/East facing at 230 m above sea level

Ageing: 8 months in barriques and 3 months refining in the bottle.

Alcohol content: 13,50%                                       

Bottle size: 750 ml

 

 

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Chianti Classico DOCG Bio Price € 17.70

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Sensory features: An expression of darker fruit, this red remains fresh and defined by violet, black cherry and spice notes. Polished, but still marked by dense, edgy tannins, matched by sweet fruit on the finish. Excellent quality and value for a Chianti Classico in this price range.

Best served: Great with roasts and aged cheeses

Technical notes:

Grape variety: 90% Sangiovese and 10% of other allowable varietals for Chianti Classico DOCG.

Vineyards: The grapes were sourced from vineyards in San Piero, Cerreto, and Castelnuovo Berardenga from sites with varying southern/eastern exposure. The grapes were hand-harvested.

Ageing: 12 months in barriques and 3 months refining in the bottle.

Alcohol content: 14.00%

Bottle size : 750 ml

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Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG Price € 31.00

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Sensory features: This Chianti Classico Riserva is stunning, offering aromas of freshly crushed blackberries, black cherries and pepper along with hints of leather and raisin. Showing a rich, luscious texture supported by polished tannins, which lead up to the long chewy finish.

Best served: Pasta with rich meat sauces, braised meat dishes and roasts.

Technical notes:

Grape variety: 90% Sangiovese and 10% of other allowable varietals for Chianti Classico DOCG.

Vineyards: The grapes were sourced from vineyards in San Piero, Cerreto, and Castelnuovo Berardenga from sites with varying southern/eastern exposure – 350 metres above sea level. The grapes were hand-harvested.

Ageing: 18 months in barriques and 6 months in bottle before release.

Alcohol content: 14.00%

Bottle size : 750 ml

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Montaperto Rosso IGT Price € 16.60

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Sensory features: Ruby red in colour, intense in perfume, floral bouquet with pink pepper corn notes, mirth and mulberry. Medium to full-bodied with a balanced structure and well calibrated tannins. Barrel ageing has enhanced its gentle character, its fullness and balance. Blackberries, blue berries, plums vanilla and walnut. Licorice and cocoa. 

Best served: beef, veal and game dishes

Technical notes

Grape variety70% Sangiovese, 20% Gamay & 10% Alicante

VineyardsMonteaperti - 230 m above sea level - South/west exposure

Ageing8 months in barriques of 225 ltr

Alcohol content:14%

Bottle size: 750 ml

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Do Ut Des IGT Price € 34.40

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Sensory features: Do Ut Des offers lots of ripe bright fruit, raspberries, cherries and blackberries to name a few, then there's exotic spices, cured meats and incense layered on top. Lovely focus and balance with silky tannins and mouth-watering acidity leave you begging for more.

Best served: with red meats or matured cheeses.

Technical notes:

Grape variety: 34% Merlot, 33% Sangiovese & 33% Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyards: The grapes were sourced from the Monteaperti vineyards with southern/eastern exposure – 270 metres above sea level. The grapes were hand-harvested.

Ageing: 18 months in barriques and 8 months in bottle before release.

Alcohol content: 14.50%

Bottle size : 750 ml

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Dofana IGT Price € 62.70

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Sensory features: The Dofana is a serious wine, dark and brooding, showing amazing power, concentration and depth. Layered with ripe blackberry, cassis, tar, spices, leather and even some spring floral adding some beautiful freshness to the mix. This boasts a wonderful rich, luscious texture supported by round polished tannins. The finish is phenomenal, coating your mouth with dark fruits that linger on and on.

Bested served: with a big meal, such as steak and other hearty red meats.

Technical notes:

Grape variety: 50% Sangiovese & 50% Petit Verdot.

Vineyards: The grapes were sourced from the Monteaperti vineyards with southern/eastern exposure – 270 metres above sea level. The grapes were hand-harvested.

Ageing: 20 months in barriques and 8 months in bottle before release.

Alcohol content: 14.50%

Bottle size : 750 ml

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