Carpineta Fontalpino Chianti Classico “Montaperto" DOCG 2015 (Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 93] [WE 91] [WS 90]

Carpineta Fontalpino Chianti Classico “Montaperto" DOCG 2015
(Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 93] [WE 91] [WS 90]


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About the Winery:
Carpineta Fontalpino was founded in 1967 by Italo Cresti. The estate sits just outside Siena in the area famed for an 800-year-old battle between Florence and Siena and has 27 acres under vine. Today the winery is run by Italo’s children Gioia and Filippo.

Tasting Notes:
Intense ruby with purple reflections, this is an all-embracing Sangiovese, with hints of flowers and spices; soft, with velvety tannins and strong innate elegance and freshness.

Food Pairing:
Pair with red meats, strong cheeses, and lasagna

Technical Information

Grapes: 100% Sangiovese
Region: Tuscany
Vineyards: From a single vineyard, Montaperto
Exposure: South/East
Altitude: 1,150 feet above sea level
Soil: Massiccio del Chianti and Tuscan Galestro
Vine Training: Spurred cordon
Vine Age: 25-30 years
Time of Harvest: Late September
Vine Density: 1,820 vines per acre
Total Production: 6,000 bottles
Vinification Process: The best Sangiovese grapes are harvested by hand and then sorted at the winery. The grapes undergo vinification in oak barrels.
Aging Process: The wine ages 15 months in tonneaux
Alcohol Content: 14.00%
Winemaker: Gioia Cresti

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - James Suckling:
"A juicy and fruity red with blackberry, plum and berry character. Hints of chocolate. Medium to full body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Drink now or hold." (10/20/2017)

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"Made with organically grown Sangiovese, this offers enticing aromas of iris, wild berry and new leather. The bright palate doles out black cherry, white pepper, clove and a touch of thyme alongside fine-grained tannins. It's balanced, with fresh acidity. Enjoy through 2024." - Kerin O'Keefe (6/1/2018)

90 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Ripe, yet refined in profile and texture, this red displays cherry, strawberry, rose and mineral flavors. Firms up on the finish, showing overall balance and fine length. Best from 2019 through 2032. 250 cases made, 200 cases imported." - BS (4/30/2018)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2015 Chianti Classico Montaperto shows a much riper disposition with aromas of strawberry and raspberry marmalade. To my palate, that ripeness takes away from the complexity of the wine, especially with a delicate and difficult grape like Sangiovese. The finish is smooth and slightly sweet, with loads of ripe primary fruit on the close." - Monica Larner (10/31/2018)