Carpineto 'Farnito', Cabernet Sauvignon, Toscana 2012

Carpineto 'Farnito', Cabernet Sauvignon, Toscana 2012


Savoury and concentrated with a hint of spice and vanilla on the layered finish.

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Vintage - 2012

Country - Italy

Region - Tuscany

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Founded in 1967 by Antonio Zaccheo and Giovanni Sacchet, Carpineto farms 500 hectares of land spread over four estates among Tuscany's most prestigious appellations. The original aim of the producers – to make modern, world-class red wine from the Chianti Classico appellation, has been admirably fulfilled. The Farnito and Dogajolo wines demonstrate the winery’s pioneering approach to making wines from international varieties in Tuscany. Formerly IWSC Italian Wine Producer of the Year, Carpineto was the also the first ever Italian winery to be awarded the IWSC International Winemaker of the Year. Antonio Zaccheo is now assisted by his son Antonio and daughter Francesca, who have both previously worked in the wine trade in the USA. Giovanni Sacchet's daughter, Caterina, joined the Carpineto winemaking team after finishing her viticulture and oenology degree.

The grapes are from the Gaville Estate near Florence and the Chianciano Estate near Siena. The vines are grown in clay and limestone soils.

Each plot was fermented separately in steel tanks at temperatures of between 25 to 29°C, with skin contact lasting 10 to15 days. After the malolactic fermentation was complete, the various crus were blended and aged in new oak barriques for ten months. The wine benefits from a minimum of six months of bottle ageing, prior to release.

Full, rich with good depth and concentration of fruit with a hint of spice, liquorice and vanilla. An elegant wine with a lingering finish.