Carpineto Riserva Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
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Brilliant ruby red with a tendency to garnet. Bouquet is ethereal, extraordinarily elegant with hints of violet and wood. Dry, harmonic, fruity, and velvety, with an elegant texture and long finish.
This exceptional red wine derives its name from the Renaissance town of Montepulciano, located in the province of Siena. The term "Nobile" seems to originate from the fact that in the past its production was reserved exclusively for the aristocratic, noble families of the town.
Grapes: From vineyards planted to a minimum of 70% Sangiovese (Prugnolo Gentile) and a maximum of 30% of Canaiolo and other authorized grape varietals.
Vinification: maceration of the skins with the must for 10-15 days at 25- 30°C (77-86°F). The frequent pump-overs are accomplished using special pumps designed to move solid parts (skins and seeds) very gently.
Aging: aged two years in large 5,500 liter Slavonian oval oak barrels, with a small part in French oak barrels.
Finishing: after bottling the wine is aged in our temperature controlled cellars for at least 12 months before release. In order to deliver the highest quality, Carpineto has chosen to age this wine one year longer than the 3 years required by appellation rules for a Riserva wine.
Alcohol: 13,5% by volume.
Serving temperature: 20°C, 68°F, in a decanter.
Gastronomy: aged cheeses and game, especially wild boar.
Pairs with Mature / Hard Cheeses, Game