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Carpineta Fontalpino Chianti Classico DOCG Tuscany, Italy 2015

BIN ENDS SIX-PACK FEATURE:
$90 FOR 6/750 ML BTLS SAVE 40% COMPARE @ $150.
ORDER 6 BOTTLES; DISCOUNT TABULATES AUTOMATICALLY TO $90 ($15/BTL). 

PRODUCT OVERVIEW/REVIEWS:
Established in 1967 by Italo Cresti, Carpineta Fontalpino is currently owned by his children, the charismatic brother-and-sister team Gioia and Filippo Cresti. Gioia, a French-trained enologist, is in charge of winegrowing and making, while Filippo runs the business and marketing side of things. Located in Montaperti, Fontalpino Carpineta currently owns 80 hectares of land, 31 of which are under vine. There are four vineyards in Chianti Classico and the Colli Senesi, with vines ranging from five to twenty-five years of age. The terroirs are very different from vineyard to vineyard but feature classic Tuscan soils such as Galestro, tuff, silt, clay, and sand. The winery is totally organic, inside and out, with the appropriate Italian certifications.*

The Fontalpino is sourced from the Petroio and Cerreto vineyards, located 350 meters (1,150 feet) above sea level with northeastern exposure and mainly calcareous soil. A typical expression of Chianti Classico, it is meant to highlight the innate characteristics of pure Sangiovese grapes grown in Tuscany.* 

93 points, James Suckling:
"A soft and silky red with plum and chocolate character. Hints of walnuts. Medium to full body, polished tannins, and a clean finish. Best wine from here in a long time." (10/20/17)

90 points, Wine Spectator:
"A meaty, dense and tannic version, with ample cherry, leather, iron and tobacco notes at the core. A beam of lively acidity drives the finish, which leans to the underbrush side. Best from 2019 through 2030. 3,300 cases made." (3/31/18)

90+ points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2015 Chianti Classico Fontalpino is a delightful wine to drink. It shows ripe primary fruit and sweet back notes that add to the textural richness and the decisive but relatively understated power of the wine. Dark cherry, blackberry, spice, and cured leather are part of the aromatic ensemble. The mouthfeel is fresh, soft, and nicely constructed with pretty layers of medium extraction and firmness." (10/21/17)

PRODUCT DETAILS:
Producer Name: Carpineta Fontalpina
Old/New World: Old World
Country of Origin: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Chianti Classico
Appellation: Chianti Classico
Village/Vineyard/Climat: Montaperti, Castelnuovo Berardenga
Quality Designation: DOCG
Grape Varietals:  Sangiovese 100%
Vintage: 2015
Product Type: Wine
Wine Style: Medium Body Red
Winemaker: Gioia Cresti
ABV: 13.5%
Pack/Size: 12/750 ml
Container Type: Dark Green Glass Bordeaux Style Bottle
Closure Style: Cork

*from winery notes

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