2007 Carpineta Fontalpino Dofana

Wine: "The wine is 50% Sangiovese and 50% Petit Verdot grapes. It comes from the IGT Rosso Appellation, and the soil is large, porous rocks. The winemaking includes individual maceration and fermentation 25 days (Petit Verdot) - 20 days (Sangiovese) followed by 20 months ageing in barrique and a further 8 months in bottle." - Importer Carpineta Fontalpino: "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 [+]