Tasting Notes: Farnito Cabernet Sauvignon

The idea that Tuscan wine can be described as “traditional” is quite obvious to most wine lovers. It is filled with a tradition that cannot be simplified with a “It has always been like this”. On the contrary, Tuscany is not only a land of tradition but one of innovation, especially when it comes to winemaking. Think Super Tuscan wines. These are wines mostly from international vines which have characterized by great longevity and structure.

There is vast territory to explore when it comes to Tuscan wine producer Carpineto, and plenty can be understood through Farnito, a pure, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon which is has brought much joy to wine drinkers throughout the years. Think of the Super Three Stars 2017 of the Veronelli Gold Guide – the 2011 vintage, the 2010 vintage which was given 91/100 points by Wine Spectator, and the 1997 vintage which was given 90 points by the prestigious American wine magazine. This wine has been part of the top 100 best Italian wines, so it is time to get to know the Farnito Cabernet Sauvignon a bit more in depth.

Visual Exam

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and when it comes to Farnito there is much to behold. This intense ruby red wine is perseverant even in aged versions, as it retains a brilliant color with slight hints of garnet. In the glass, this wine moves sinuously, with remarkable consistency.

Smell Test

Farnito Cabernet Sauvignon’s persistence makes this one of those wines whose bouquet continues even hours after the bottle has been opened. Some of the evident aromas are those of vegetation, which is typical of Cabernet Sauvignon. There are also strong hints of dried fruit, cherries as well as tertiary scents such as licorice, vanilla and toasted aromas. This wine also has spicy hints which give an even greater note of intensity.

Taste Test

Each sip of this wine is full, warm and satisfying which is consistent of the great structure of a Farnito Cabernet Sauvignon. The persistence of this wine on the palate reflects the olfactory persistence, gradually releasing varied aromas. The finish is long and pleasant, and accents the fine finesses of this wine, its longevity and refinement.

Recommended Food Pairings

Just likes its Sangiovese-based “cousins”, the Farnito Cabernet Sauvignon lends itself well to Tuscan regional cuisine, especially game-based meals. Other dishes that pair well with this wine are first courses made with boar, duck or hare. Roasts are also a perfect match, as are pungent flavors such as truffle, whose aroma is enhanced with Farnito Cabernet Sauvignon.