The unusual food pairings with Carpineto Cabernet Sauvignon

If there is an extremely refined and elegant wine, never going out of fashion, not even in the summer, then it’s undoubtedly Cabernet Sauvignon.

It is an international black-berried vine native of the Médoc and of the Graves-Saint-Amant areas, and is undoubtedly the most versatile variety in the world for the production of high quality and long-lasting wines. Now widespread everywhere, in almost all the vine growing and wine making areas of Italy, Cabernet Sauvignon, alone as single variety or in blends with other vines, expresses itself in an unrivalled way, creating great wines.

In Italy, the elected homeland of Cabernet Sauvignon is Tuscany. Indeed one of the main expressions of this vine in single variety version is provided by a wine maker from this region: Carpineto.

Carpineto Cabernet Sauvignon

Produced with 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes coming from the Carpineto vineyards of the Gaville estate (Florence) and Chianciano/Montepulciano (Siena), after fermentation, which takes place in separate recipients according to the origin of the grapes, with maceration time of the skins of 10-15 days at controlled temperatures, the wine is joined in a single body and put into small oak barrels where it remains to mature for a long time.

Its appearance is an intense ruby red with slight orangey shades and the range of aromas is characterised by red berry fruit, morello cherries, blueberry, black cherry, shades of underwood and violet, and spicy, vanilla and liquorice notes. The taste is significant, well-bodied, full, rich and elegant, with perfectly integrated tannins and a good persistence

The food pairings that can be envisaged with this wine are the great classics: roast meats, game, seasoned cheeses… But Cabernet Sauvignon is not only flexible in the production of precious wines, it is undoubtedly also versatile in the pairings, so much so that it can be paired with various dishes, even uncommon ones. Just avoid spicy dishes, fish, salmon and seafood, and sweet dishes. Except for chocolate.

Food pairings with Cabernet Sauvignon

A particular dish that pairs well with this wine is undoubtedly risotto alla milanese, rigorously accompanied, as is tradition, by a veal ossobuco (shank) with its sauce.

It also goes really well with Chinese food. It goes excellently with Peking duck or sweet and sour pork.

Pulled Pork, smoked and dressed with sweet and sour sauces, goes excellently with the spicy notes of the Cabernet Sauvignon. Tasting is believing!

Pairing this wine with peppers stuffed with rice and meat is also wonderfully successful

If we want to remain on the simple, but never banal side, Carpineto Cabernet Sauvignon gives the best of itself with tagliatelle and porcini mushrooms, a truffle risotto, lasagne alla bolognese and, why not? An American hamburger.

Aren’t you already feeling hungry and ready to open a bottle?