Carpineto's Montalcino estate is one of the highest in theappellation at an altitude of 450 meters (1,350 ft) above sea level. The sedimentary soil has a galestro frame with clay accumulations dating to the Eocene era (15 million years ago).The slightly northern exposure of the vineyards, surrounded by thick woods which protect the vineyard from the warm and humid westerly winds that come up from the Maremma, confers the wine flavours of wild berries and mediterranean herbs. The unique microclimate gives wines with intense bouquets, vibrant acidities, fine elegance and great longevityGrapes:100 % Sangiovese Grosso.Vinification:medium-length steeping on the skins, with temperature-controlled fermentation.Finishing:three years in Slovenian oak barrels, followed by a bottle aging period of at least six months in temperature controlled cellars.
In 1967, Giovanni Carlo Sacchet and Antonio Mario Zaccheo set out to revolutionize wine and produce a Chianti Classico so presitigious that it would gain international renown.These two wine fanatics saw an enormous potential that was not being used in Tuscan soil. They understood that applying cutting-edge technology and pushing the standard of quality even further, would create the ultimate of wines. And they did just that.Giovanni and Antonio made the Carpineto wine brand into an international success, which is currentlyexported to over 70 countries worldwide.The intensity, integrity and consistency of their wine has earned them a solid reputation among consumers and critics alike. Carpineto wines, especially the aged reds, have received numerous awards and accolades.Innovators by tradition, Giovanni Carlo Sacchet and Antonio Mario Zaccheo continue to experiment with some of their classics with a strong focus on traditional Tuscan values. Carpineto has proven itself a leader in both prestigious wines such as Tuscan DOCG and innovative structured varietal wines.The ProductionCarpineto wines are grounded in tradition that influence everything from the sustainable efforts which go into how wine grapes are cultivated to how wine cellars are maintained to follow the natural phenomenon of grape transformation. Carpineto wines are the fruit of an age-old connection to the land that bears its grapes and gives them the unique qualities that vary from wine to wine. Any wine which fully express the aromas and characteristics of its land and soil, are sure to develop vibrant and fragrant qualities with years of aging.Carpineto wines are the result of advanced scientific and enological processes and techniques which respect the territorial integrity of the land.Over 95% of the Carpineto production is of red wines, the majorityof which are wines which age 3+ years before reaching the market for sale, with current figures at over 3 million bottles of wine being sold yearly.
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