2013 Carobbio Chianti Classico DocgBlend from Italy
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"Located in the Conca d'Oro, in Panzano, Chianti, Carobbio covers about 50 hectares, 10 of which are specialised vineyards and two are dedicated to olive cultivation. The rest ...
- 97 Decanter
DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2016 - PLATINUM BEST IN SHOW: Best Red Italian Varietal in its price category!
"Everything is in place here, from rounded concentration to a super, fruit-driven finish. The opulent nose is warm and spicy with ripe black fruit and white pepper notes. Ripe and leafy, the juicy palate is packed with tender red and black fruits, smooth tannins and great minerality."
"Located in the Conca d'Oro, in Panzano, Chianti, Carobbio covers about 50 hectares, 10 of which are specialised vineyards and two are dedicated to olive cultivation. The rest is forest. Panzano’s natural advantages come from the village’s particular geographical location, perched on top of a north-pointing hill rising imposingly above Greve. The hill and its houses protect the southern valley from the cold Apennine winds, making it the most favourable for wine production. The peaks of Monte Domini, Poggio Convento, Monte San Michele and Monte Querciabella in the east shelter the vineyards of Carobbio from the winds and damp air from the Arno. The exposure here is to the south. Being in the northern hemisphere, it benefits from long hours of sunlight during the day. This maximizes grape ripening, especially Sangiovese and Cabernet, the two aristocrats of Tuscan viticulture. The perfect exposure, an elevation of between 350 and 400 metres above sea level and the nature of the soil make this the perfect place to cultivate these wonderful grapes and transform them into wine of the highest quality and value. The company has been restructured to enhance its traditions and strengthen the deep bond with its territory.
A wine of great elegance and finesse, the Chianti Classico Carobbio was born from the union of two great varieties: Sangiovese and Merlot. Its colour is deep red ruby and enhanced by a complex aroma of red fruits and a final pleasant hint of liquorice. Full-bodied and rich on the palate, the Chianti Classico has an intense structure that maintains its balanced taste and a velvety texture, without losing any of its pleasant drinkability.
Suitable for every season, it is a perfect accompaniment for pasta dishes like ravioli with hare ragu, cinta senese lasagna or pici with rabbit ragu. It makes a good accompaniment for appetizers such black cabbage crostone, black paté croutons and traditional Tuscan charcuterie." -Winery
97 - Decanter
|Taste||red fruit, strawberry, raspberry, currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast and tar|
|Nose||asparagus, green pepper, red fruit, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather|