Carpineto Chianti Classico Riserva 2015 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Carpineto Chianti Classico Riserva 2015

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Carpineto Chianti Classico Riserva 2015
$26.99
$24.29

SKU 13354

750ml

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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. Carpineto is produced from vineyards planted to a minimum of 80% Sangiovese and a maximum of 20% of Canaiolo and other red grape varietals.  For the vinification, a maceration of the skins of medium duration and fermentation under controlled temperature conditions takes place. Aging is in oak barrels of various sizes and origins (Slavonian and French) for one year or more, the wine is then briefly transferred back into stainless steel tanks before bottling. After bottling 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.   Perfect to serve with pasta, roasts and game. 
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico
Brand Carpineto
Alcohol/vol 13.4%
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Wine SpectatorSmells like a little Cabernet Sauvignon enhancing the Sangiovese in this black currant- and cherry-flavored red (but it's actually Canaiolo, with a bit of Mammolo and Colorino). Cedar, thyme, iron and sanguine notes round out the palate as this cruises to a lingering aftertaste. Shows excellent structure and balance. Best from 2020 through 2035. 17,800 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, October 31, 2018
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Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Chianti Classico Riserva is a richly textured expression that is packed tight with ripe fruit, black cherry, moist soil and cigar box. You get a lot of power and density in this warm-climate Tuscan red (made with 90% Sangiovese and 20% Canaiolo). In fact, it almost goes overboard, maybe just for a moment, but ultimately regains and maintains its sense of balance. Cured tobacco and smoke fill in the rear. Some 200,000 bottles were produced.

Monica Larner, October 31, 2018

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