Chianti Classico DOCG

Carpineto

VARIETALS

20% Canaiolo

80% Sangiovese

APPELLATION

Tuscany, Italy

 

Chianti Classico DOCG

Carpineto Chianti Classico is produced from estate-owned vineyards in the picturesque countryside of the Tuscan appellation. Full bodied with a velvety texture, this Chianti is abundantly aromatic with notes of violets, berries, and cherries. Aged in a combination of stainless steel tanks and Slavonian oak barrels for 4-6 months, then bottled aged an additional 4-6 months.

Downloads

2019

Wine Spectator - 89 pts

Cherry, almond, earth and tar flavors mark this bright, well-structured Chianti Classico. It’s balanced, with the right amount of tannins and acidity for support. Drink now through 2024.

B. Sanderson, July 2021

2018

Vinous - 91 pts

The 2018 Chianti Classico is bright and beautifully focused in the glass. Sweet red cherry, mint, white pepper and chalky notes give the 2018 a brilliant upper register to match its mid-weight translucent personality. Medium in body and vibrant, the 2018 is so expressive. Readers will find a classically austere Chianti Classico built on tension. This blend of Sangiovese and other indigenous varieties works so well here.

A.G., Sept. 2020

Wine Spectator - 89 pts

Tar and earth notes lead off, with black cherry and plum flavors in the background. Fluid and juicy, featuring a line of firm tannins on the finish. Sangiovese and Canaiolo.

B. Sanderson, June 2020

2017

Wine Spectator - 89 pts

Though fleshy and evoking black cherry and black currant flavors, this offers components of earth, tar and stiff, dry tannins as a counterpoint. A bit more rangy than its peers, yet should develop well with time.

B. Sanderson, Oct. 2019

2016

Wine Spectator - 88 pts

Cherry, mineral and tar flavors are the highlights of this elegant red. Well-structured, but stays balanced and fresh through the lingering finish. Drink now through 2022. 2,800 cases made.

B. Sanderson, Sept. 2018

2015

Wine Spectator - 90 pts

Expressive cherry, leather and tobacco aromas lead off, while a mineral element chimes in on the palate. Elegant, firm and balanced, with a pure cherry note lingering on the finish. Best from 2018 through 2028.

B. Sanderson, May 2017

2013

Vinous - 90 pts

…laced with sweet cherry, raspberry and floral notes, all in a refreshing, mid-weight style that offers tons of near and medium-term appeal. The feminine, gracious side of Sangiovese is quite expressive in this harmonious, impeccable Chianti Classico.

A. Galloni, September 2015

Wine Enthusiast - 88 pts

Savory and approachable, this opens with earthy aromas of tilled soil, ripe plum, dark berry and a whiff of game. The straightforward palate delivers juicy black cherry, blackberry, clove and white pepper alongside polished tannins.

K. O'Keefe, September 2015

Wine Spectator - 89 pts

Though medium-bodied, this red is rich and chunky, with tar, earth, cherry and leather flavors. Finishes fresh and long, if on the muscular side. Drink now through 2018.

B. Sanderson, September 2015

2012

Vinous - 90 pts

Beautiful. Dark red cherry, plum, smoke, tobacco, and cedar flesh out in a generous. expressive wine with tons of depth and nuance. Deep and fleshy. Quite open and generous today.

A. Galloni, September 2014

Wine Enthusiast

A simple, straightforward Chianti Classico, it’s made from 80% Sangiovese and other red varieties. It starts with earthy aromas of wet soil and violet. The palate offers almost-overripe plum, black cherry and cinnamon alongside astringent tannins. This isn’t an ager so enjoy soon.

K. O'Keefe, April 2014

2011

Wine Enthusiast - 87 pts

This delightful wine has floral and fruity fragrances of violet, iris, plum and black cherry. Easygoing and approachable, the palate delivers a lovely juicy cherry flavor accents by soft clove-like spice.

K. O'Keefe, October 2013

Wine Spectator - 88 pts

Broad and robust, packing cherry, currant and spice flavors into a muscular frame. Balanced in an exuberant way, showing moderate length. Drink now through 2018.

B. Sanderson, August 2013

2010

Wine Enthusiast - 87 pts

Executed in a streamlined and traditional fashion, this ruby-colored wine shows tart acidity and bright fruit flavors of wild berry and blueberry. Medium bodied, this would pair beautifully with lamb or pork chops.

M. Larner, October 2012

Wine Spectator - 88 pts

Cast in a rustic profile, this red offers earthy cherry and wild herb flavors, backed by grainy tannins. Shows some power and moderate length. Best from 2013 through 2018.

B. Sanderson, Web Only 2012

2008

Food & Wine Wine Guide

Carpineto skillfully weaves vanilla bean sweetness with tart red and black cherry flavors in this charming, supple red framed by just the right amount of soft tannins. 2 (of 3) Stars. -2011 Wine Guide

2007

Wine Enthusiast - 88 pts

Here’s a young Chianti Classico that already offers sophisticated aromas of leather, spice and pipe tobacco. The wine (80% Sangiovese, 20% Canaiolo) delivers fullness and richness that is followed by a lively, spicy finish. It’s ready to drink now.

M. Larner, June 2009

2006

Wine Enthusiast - 87 pts

Carpineto offers a uniquely floral Chianti Classico (90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo) with aromas that recall violets, lavender and sweet jasmine. You’ll also get cherry cough drop or cinnamon spice smoothed over the wine’s lean texture and no-fuss appeal.

M. Larner, September 2008
No recipes were found for this product.