Red wine and summer: a surprising pairing
Common perception speaks clear: summer and spring are made for white wines, winter and autumn for a good glass of red. Of course: sipping a cool Carpineto Farnito Brut or a Carpineto Dogajolo Bianco while you enjoy the sea breeze is an experience we recommend to everybody. But why not continue, go beyond, discover pairings which you would never have thought of? Because, let us repeat: hats off to white wine and to summer bubbly. However, in spite of the high temperatures red wine also holds its pleasures. Let’s find out some of them.
Carpineto Dogajolo Rosso
One of our most highly appreciated and innovative wines, in respect of the great Tuscan vine growing and wine making tradition. The Carpineto Dogajolo Rosso was born in the Vino Nobile Estate, among the rolling hills of Montepulciano, from a blend of Sangiovese up to 70 percent, Cabernet and other varieties that vary according to the vintage and to the climate trend. The result is a wine with an excellent structure, full-bodied, but at the same time soft, velvety, and pleasantly drinkable. Precisely for its smoothness, and for the gentle tannins, it can even be drunk slightly cool. Above all in its youngest years. A glass to be paired with traditional Italian pasta dishes, white meats, meatballs in sauce and other recipes with tomatoes: one of the ingredients that reigns on the summer tables.
Carpineto Chianti Classico
Intense ruby red colour; floral and crunchy fresh fruit aromas; smooth taste, very well balanced, full body and good structure. What more can we ask of a good glass of wine to accompany summer evenings? Carpineto Chianti Classico was created in the heart of one of the most famous vine growing and wine making areas in the world. An intense, persistent wine with a surprisingly fine taste and smell. Capable of seducing even the most demanding palates with its smoothness, while maintaining a really snappy and pleasant drinkability. The perfect bottle to welcome relatives and friends for a summer grill.
Carpineto Rosso di Montepulciano
Let us immediately clear the field from misunderstandings: the Rosso di Montepulciano is not a “poor relative” of the Nobile. We are talking about a wine with its own very strong identity, a very well defined taste and aroma and a bouquet of flavours that define its particularity. In particular, the Carpineto Rosso di Montepulciano has a vivid taste of red fruit: from cherry to strawberry, in a triumph of flavours that recalls summers spent in the countryside under a cool pergola.
The taste is perfectly in line with the olfactive “promises”. Fruit once again with a strong presence, accompanied by an acidity that is well balanced with the sapid note, with very delicate tannins that allows us to serve it at a slightly lower temperature than the general standard for red wines. A good starter with cold cuts and cheeses, perfect for those not wishing to light the stove under a burning sun, is the ideal pairing for this wine.
The red wine basically has so many facets that it is impossible to relegate it to the reductive dimension of “winter wine”. In our large family of Tuscan wines, you can find whatever you like, even in the period of the year when the temperatures soar.