February: A Month of Great Denominational Wines
As February arrives, the previews begin. Great Tuscan denominations line the wine cellars as new vintages this 2020, and Carpineto wines are no exception. It starts with the Nobile di Montepulciano in the historic Medici Fortress overlooking the Montepulciano, this February 15, 16 and 17. It continues with Chianti Classico on February 17 and 18 at the Stazione Leopolda in Florence. It ends with the Benvenuto Brunello from February 21 to 24 at Sant’Agostino Cloisters in Montalcino. These nine days are dedicated entirely to the great, varied world of wine lovers.
The wonderful profile of Val di Chiana embraces Montepulciano, one of the most beautiful and evocative Renaissance villages in Italy. In the rooms of the Medici Fortress, it will be possible to taste our Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva 2016 and Rosso di Montepulciano 2017. These exceptional vintages that have given us wines of great body, structure and fine tannic texture. These wines fully respect the great elegance that Carpineto knows all too well how to express in the glass.
The journey along the Nobile territories does not end here. We will present our Cru – the Appodiato di Montepulciano Vigneto di Poggio Sant’Enrico 2012 and the Appodiato di Montepulciano Vigneto di Sant’Ercolano 2012, both noble Nobile wines produced only in the vintages that we consider our very best. Intense and deep in color, these wines emit a bountiful bouquet of red fruit, jams, tertiary licorice, vanilla and toasted flavors that accentuate the consistency and body of wines that are perfect for special occasions.
Along with our Nobile “bouquet” it is also possible for those within the wine industry as well as wine lovers, to taste other examples of excellence such as the Farnito Cabernet Sauvignon in purity 2015 and also among the red, the Dogajolo Rosso 2018 among the reds. White wines which can be tasted are the Farnito Chardonnay and the Dogajolo Bianco. Then there is the Dogajolo Rosè and, last but not least, Vinsanto del Chianti 1999 – an exceptional wine that brings with it all the flavors, aromas and wonders of the last twenty years.
As we leave the province of Siena towards Florence, we will slowly make our way to where Chianti Classico will be the protagonist of the scene. On the benches of Stazione Leopolda we will present our Chianti Classico, vintages 2018 and 2019, and the Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2016. Here too, as in Montepulciano, we speak of very structured vintages, where the Sangiovese bunches have undergone a seasonal trend that allows for an excellent phenolic maturity. The result of this is, as can also be found in the Chianti Classico, a glass filled with persistence, pleasantness, finesse and elegance and supported by a tannic texture that is always very velvety.
Finally, we arrive to his majesty the Brunello di Montalcino. Let’s go back to the province of Siena, and go through the beautiful medieval streets of the town. In the Sant’Agostino complex we will be presenting the Brunello di Montalcino 2015 and the Rosso di Montalcino 2017. Special mention must go to the 2015 which is an exceptional vintage, defined by several experts as “the vintage of the century”. Brunello, which is a wine in itself suitable for long evolutions, has characteristics that are even more enhanced in finesse, softness, persistence and intensity. It is a perfect balance, an expression of great elegance that Carpineto seeks in every wine, honoring one of the undisputed rulers of international viticulture.