Chianti Classico DOCG Carpineta Fontalpino 2013 Toscana Italy
Grape Variety: Sangiovese
Alcohol: 13.5 %
Aging Capability: 2025
Closure: Natural cork
95 Points Decanter Magazine: Fantastic winemaking. We start with complex plum, dark cherry and dried red berry nose with a touch of Xmas cake, and move to highly structured palate with cleanest of fruit, ripe, fine tannins and good acidity. Long pleasing finish.
95 Points DC
"Italy's foxiest consulting oenologist? Beyond a shadow of a doubt, it's Gioia Cresti, who is also in charge of the winemaking at her family's estate and can demonstrate that her talents in the cellar are equal to her formidable good looks." Vinous Antonio Galloni
Fattoria Carpineta Fontalpino
Chianti Classico Toscana
Fattoria Carpineta Fontalpino is located in central Toscana, in the area surrounding the historical town of Castelnuovo Berardenga, in the heart of the Chianti Classico region. The winery has been owned by the Cresti family since the 1960, and is currently run by the brother and sister team of Gioia and Filippo Cresti.
Winemaker Gioia Cresti, who recently won the award for "Best Women Wine Maker of the Year" at the 2015 AKURA Japan Women's Wine Awards', is responsible for all stages of production. Gigia is considered one of the top winemaking consultants in Italy today, having collaborated many times with Carlo Ferrini, one of Tuscany's best know ecologists, on not only her estate wines but such well-known estates as Casanova di Neri, Petrolo, and Sette Ponti.
The predominant grape variety at Carpineta Fontalpino is Sangiovese, with smaller portions of the vineyards planted with Merlot, Cabern Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Alicante. The terrain is composed of a mixture of clay and sand, supported by a good rocky layer, at an altitude ranging from 230 and 380 meters above sea level