2011 Carpineta Fontalpino Chianti Colli Senesi
"The wine is made of Sangiovese grapes, and has a 13.5% ABV rating. The location of the vineyard is Monteaperti - 230 m above sea level- South/east exposure. The grapes are hand-picked. The maceration process is 15 days, and the wine spends 8 months in barriques, and 3 months in bottles." - Winery
"CARPINETA FONTALPINO has been for the past 20 years one of the leading producers in the southern part of the Chianti Classico region. The Montaperti area (next to Berardenga) is famous for producing very masculine, rustic and powerful Sangiovese. The owners Gioia & Filippo Cresti along with "Top Rated winemaker" Carlo Ferrini, created a range of wines traditionally made with innovative character. 15 years ago they planted unknown varieties in Tuscany such as Petit Verdot, Alicante and Gamay getting back fantastic results." -Importer
VITICULTURE & VINIFICATION:
"The CARPINETA FONTALPINO vineyard has been owned by the CRESTI family since the 1960's, and you find traces of the wine producing traditions dating back to the beginning of the past century. (1800) The vineyard is located in the heart of Tuscany, very close to the splendid city of Siena and the historical municipal of Castelnuovo Berardenga into historic place of Montaperti. The surrounding territory is rich in history, legends and love. Passed on to those who are fortunate to visit it, through strong emotions and its unforgettable atmosphere. We have the honour and privilege to live here and we strive to maintain the unaltered countryside and its traditions."
"We are very proud to be part of such a generous area, which never ceases to surprise.Gioia is the vineyard's oenologist and is responsible for all the production phases, from wine making to the aging, choosing the best grapes and bestowing to the whole production her own personal style. Filippo is mainly involved in the productive part and organization of the countryside and also the commercial and marketing development side of the business. The property extends to about 80 hectares and presents various cultivar. The area planted with vines extends to about 23 hectares of specialized vines, sub-divided into grape types of Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and other experimental vines (petit verdot, alicante etc). The production areas are Chianti Classico and Colle Senesi." -Winery