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Carpineto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva 2008

Carpineto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva 750ml 2008       
Sku: 1913645

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Tasting notes
Color: brilliant ruby red with a tendency to garnet. Bouquet: ethereal, extraordinarily elegant with hints of violet and wood. Flavor: dry, harmonic, fruity and velvety, with an elegant texture and long finish.

Rating
 Wine Spectator 93 points (Jun 15 2015)
Offers enticing aromas of black currant, black cherry and cedar, followed by tobacco and mineral notes on the palate. This is ripe, fresh and firmly structured, with a long, cascading finish. Drink now through 2020. 8,200 cases made.-BS
 Wine Enthusiast 90 points (Apr 2014)
In this structured wine, aromas recall meat juices, black plum, bell pepper and cooking spices. The dense palate delivers fleshy black cherry and black currant accented by black pepper, clove and espresso. Still young, it has brooding tannins that need time to tame. Drink 2016-2023.

Wine maker notes
Named for the Renaissance town of Montepulciano, the term nobile has historical roots in the original practice of reserving this wine exclusively for the aristocratic families of the area. Carpineto’s Vino Nobile is produced from fruit harvested exclusively from their Montepulciano Estate. The ethereal bouquet shows elegant notes of violet and toasted oak nuances. Bold fruit flavors envelope the palate with a velvety, elegant texture and long finish, it is dry and full in style. This Riserva benefits from extensive aging in a combination of Slavonian and French oak barrels for 18-24 months, followed by 12 months in bottle.

Technical notes
90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo

Food pairing
aged cheeses and game, especially wild boar.

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Regional Varietals:
Canaiolo
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Sangiovese
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
Grape Varietal: Canaiolo,Sangiovese
Type: Still wine
Classification: DOCG
 
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