Produced from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes dry-grown on the Carpineto hillside estates of Gaville (Florence) and Chianciano/Montepulciano (Siena). Barrel aged for 10 months it is then bottle-aged for a minimum of 8 months before release.
This library stock is now 10 years old and is drinking beautifully and the price is unbelievable! All we can say is "get some now while it lasts".
It displays the classic Cabernet bouquet of cassis, cigar, game, spice and cedary oak combines complimented by a rich and sumptuous palate.
"This shows the classic Cabernet bouquet and firm palate together with Italian savoury notes, displaying superbly ripe and complex aromas of cassis, cigar, game, spice and cedary oak. The palate is rich and sumptuous, yet not heavy, with silky texture and excellent weight, finishing long and dry backed by polished fine tannins." - Sam Kim (Wine Orbit).
"Black currant, cherry, cedar and tobacco notes are married to a dense, muscular structure. This red offers freshness, with a chewy texture on the finish." - Wine Spectator.
Carpineto was the first Italian winery to receive the Robert Mondavi Trophy for excellence and has been nominated Best Italian Wine Producer at the 34th International Wine and Spirits Competition.
5 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit.
91 Points - Wine Spectator.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
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