Carpineta Fontalpino Chianti Riserva 2010
3,600 bottles produced from 100% Sangiovese grapes. Juicy and fresh, this is a tantalizing red, bursting with black cherry, raspberry, sweet spices and mineral aromas and flavors. Harmonious and firmly structured, leaving a mineral and spice aftertaste. “Dense and super well crafted, will dark fruit and hints of new wood. Very seriously structured, with a beautiful intensity” – James Suckling Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024
The Cresti family have been proprietors of Carpineta Fontalpino Vineyard since the 1960's and traces of the wine making traditions date as far back as the past century. The name Carpineta Fontalpino has never changed. It has its roots in two historical places of the area of Montaperti. We find Carpineta, a site where typical trees characteristic of this area, with silver back leaves, called "Carpini" grow and Fontalpino, the water source with the back drop of the pine trees of Montaperti - two noteworthy places of this important medieval historical site. The vineyard is located in the middle of Tuscany, very close to the splendid town of Siena and the historical village of Castelnuovo Berardenga.
The surrounding territory is though rich in history, legends and love that are experienced by all those who are fortunate to visit it. Its unforgettable atmosphere creates strong emotions. As we have the honor and privilege to live here we strive to maintain the unaltered countryside and its traditions intact, proud to be part of such a generous area, which never ceases to surprise us and our guests. Gioia is the vineyard’s oenologist and she is responsible for all the production phases, from the wine making to the aging. She literally “picks up” the best grapes so that the whole wine production is imprinted on her own personal style.