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Farnito Cabernet Sauvignon IGT Toscana Carpineto 2009

External Review by WineExpress.com:

Carpineto takes its name from the Greek, carpos, meaning fruit. Founded in 1967 Carpineto quickly developed an international, award-winning reputation for consistently elegant wines. Carpineto began by producing a world-class Chianti Classico, and has expanded to include three additional properties in Tuscany’s most prestigious appellations Montepulciano, Montalcino, and San Gimignano – with over 1,000 acres of land under vine. This Super Tuscan is one of their best. Grapes for Farnito Cabernet Sauvignon are sourced from their hillside vineyards in Montalcino and in Chianti Classico. 100% Cab Sauv, fermented in stainless steel and then aged 12 months in French and American oak barrels. The wine is then bottle aged for an additional 8 months letting the flavors mesh and the tannins soften. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored this wine 90 points saying "Cedar, earth, black currant and underbrush aromas lead the nose on this wine made entirely with Cabernet Sauvignon. The smooth palate delivers black cherry, grilled herb and exotic spice alongside polished tannins." The Wine Spectator also scored it 90. They said Rich and laced with black currant, black cherry, cedar, sage and tobacco aromas and flavors. All the components are in the right place. Though approachable now, this will be better in a year or two. Drink now through 2020."

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Carpineto:
In 1967, Giovanni Carlo Sacchet and Antonio Mario Zaccheo set out to revolutionize wine and produce a Chianti Classico so presitigious that it would gain international renown.   These two wine fanatics saw an enormous potential that was not being used in Tuscan soil. They understood that applying cutting-edge technology and pushing the standard of quality even further, would create t... Read more
In 1967, Giovanni Carlo Sacchet and Antonio Mario Zaccheo set out to revolutionize wine and produce a Chianti Classico so presitigious that it would gain international renown.   These two wine fanatics saw an enormous potential that was not being used in Tuscan soil. They understood that applying cutting-edge technology and pushing the standard of quality even further, would create the ultimate of wines. And they did just that.   Giovanni and Antonio made the Carpineto wine brand into an international success, which is currentlyexported to over 70 countries worldwide.   The intensity, integrity and consistency of their wine has earned them a solid reputation among consumers and critics alike. Carpineto wines, especially the aged reds, have received numerous awards and accolades.   Innovators by tradition, Giovanni Carlo Sacchet and Antonio Mario Zaccheo continue to experiment with some of their classics with a strong focus on traditional Tuscan values. Carpineto has proven itself a leader in both prestigious wines such as Tuscan DOCG and innovative structured varietal wines. Read less

External Reviews for Farnito Cabernet Sauvignon IGT Toscana Carpineto

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
07/29/2015

Carpineto takes its name from the Greek, carpos, meaning fruit. Founded in 1967 Carpineto quickly developed an international, award-winning reputation for consistently elegant wines. Carpineto began by producing a world-class Chianti Classico, and has expanded to include three additional properties in Tuscany’s most prestigious appellations Montepulciano, Montalcino, and San Gimignano – with over 1,000 acres of land under vine. This Super Tuscan is one of their best. Grapes for Farnito Cabernet Sauvignon are sourced from their hillside vineyards in Montalcino and in Chianti Classico. 100% Cab Sauv, fermented in stainless steel and then aged 12 months in French and American oak barrels. The wine is then bottle aged for an additional 8 months letting the flavors mesh and the tannins soften. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored this wine 90 points saying "Cedar, earth, black currant and underbrush aromas lead the nose on this wine made entirely with Cabernet Sauvignon. The smooth palate delivers black cherry, grilled herb and exotic spice alongside polished tannins." The Wine Spectator also scored it 90. They said Rich and laced with black currant, black cherry, cedar, sage and tobacco aromas and flavors. All the components are in the right place. Though approachable now, this will be better in a year or two. Drink now through 2020."



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