Friday, September 9, 2011

Carpineto Chianti Classico

Chianti Classico DOCG 2009

Alcohol:

13.6%

Region:

Tuscany, Italy

Vineyards:

Chianti Classico is located in the beautiful countryside between Florence and Siena. The vineyards are situated in the small town of Dudda near Greve in Chianti at 350 meters above sea level on south and southwestern facing slopes. About 35 hectares of calcareous clay and sandstone soil are dedicated to the production of this wine. Using the spurred cordon training method allows for a density of 5600 vines/hectare. Climatic conditions are characteristically Mediterranean, with warm summers and mild winters.

Technical Data:

  • pH: 3.43
  • Residual Sugar: 1.6 grams/liter
  • Acidity: 5.5 grams/liter
  • Dry Extract: 27.9 grams/liter

Winemaking:

Harvest was carried out by hand between mid-September and mid-October. Using stainless steel tanks, alcoholic fermentation and maceration took place over 10-15 days at 25-30°C with frequent pump-overs conducted as necessary. Malolactic fermentation occurred. Aged in a combination of previously-used Slavonian oak barrels, stainless steel tanks and cement vats for 4-6 months. The wine was filtered prior to bottling and then cellared an additional 4-6 months before release.

Tasting Notes:

Aromas of violets, berries and cherries make up the bouquet. A full-bodied wine that is well-balanced with a velvety texture and rounded tannins.

Food Pairings:

Pairs excellently with game and grilled red meats, as well as rich beef stews and pasta with meat-based sauces.

Watch as one of the owners of Carpineto talks about his wines....


Pick up a bottle at your nearest Doris Italian Market & Bakery!

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