In the glass, the Brunello di Montalcino Riserva from Carpineto reveals a dense ruby red color. If you tilt the glass slightly, you can see a transition of the wine color towards garnet red at the edges of this barrel-aged wine. When the glass is swirled, this red wine reveals a high viscosity, which can be seen in church windows at the edge of the glass. In the glass, this red wine from Carpineto reveals aromas of morello cherries, blackberries, plums, mulberries and plums, complemented by gingerbread spice, juniper and garrigue. The Carpineto Brunello di Montalcino Riserva impresses with its elegantly dry taste. It was bottled with just 0.7 grams of residual sugar. As you would expect from a wine from the Icon wine segment, this Italian naturally delights with the finest balance despite its dryness. Excellent taste does not necessarily require a lot of residual sugar. On the tongue, this powerful red wine is characterized by an incredibly dense texture. The Brunello di Montalcino Riserva has a soft mouthfeel thanks to its moderate fruit acidity, without lacking any juicy liveliness. The finish of this well-matured red wine from the Tuscany wine-growing region, more precisely from Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, finally delights with a remarkable aftertaste. The finish is also accompanied by mineral facets from the clay-dominated soils.
Vinification of the Brunello di Montalcino Riserva from Carpineto
This powerful red wine from Italy is made from the Sangiovese grape variety. The grapes grow under optimal conditions in Tuscany. Here, the vines dig their roots deep into clay soils. The Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is an Old World wine in the best sense of the word, as this Italian wine exudes an extraordinary European charm that clearly underlines the success of wines from the Old World. After being harvested by hand, the grapes are quickly transported to the winery. Here they are selected and carefully crushed. Fermentation then takes place in large wooden vats at controlled temperatures. Fermentation is followed by ageing for 30 months in French oak barrels.
Dining recommendations for Carpineto Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
This Italian red wine is best enjoyed at a temperature of 15 - 18°C. It goes perfectly with boiled veal with beans and tomatoes, boeuf bourguignon or duck breast with sugar snap peas.
Awards for the Brunello di Montalcino Riserva from Carpineto
In addition to a price-pleasure ratio, this Carpineto wine has also received awards and top ratings above 90 points. In detail
- Gilbert & Gaillard: 95 points for 2017
- James Suckling: 91 points for 2017
- Decanter: 97 points for 2016 Platinum Medal
- Gilbert & Gaillard 2022 - 94 points for 2016 - Double Gold
- Guida Vini AIS VITEA 2022 - 3 vines for 2015
- Gilbert & Gaillard - 93 points for 2015
- Doctor Wine - 95 points for 2015
- Decanter - 93 points for 2015
- Guida Oro - 94-100 points for 2015
- Wine Enthusiast - 90 points for 2016
- Wine Spectator - 96 points for 2016
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