The powerful Chianti Classico Gran Selezione from Carpineto glides into the glass with a dense ruby red color. With a little sideways tilt, the Bordeaux glass reveals a charming garnet-red hue at the edges. Swirling the wine glass, this red wine reveals a high viscosity, which can be seen in church windows at the edge of the glass. The bouquet of this red wine from Tuscany captivates with nuances of plum, damson, blackcurrant and black cherry. If we explore the aromas further, the oak wood adds gingerbread spice, lovage and dark chocolate.
This dry red wine from Carpineto is ideal for wine lovers who prefer to drink it bone dry. The Chianti Classico Gran Selezione comes very close to this, as it was produced with just 1.6 grams of residual sugar. On the palate, this powerful red wine is characterized by an incredibly dense texture. The balanced fruit acidity gives the Chianti Classico Gran Selezione a velvety mouthfeel without lacking freshness. On the finish, this wine from the Tuscany wine-growing region, which has good ageing potential, finally impresses with its considerable length. There are again hints of blackberry and blueberry. Mineral notes from the clay-dominated soils are added to the finish.
Vinification of the Chianti Classico Gran Selezione from Carpineto
The basis for the powerful Chianti Classico Gran Selezione from Tuscany is grapes from the Sangiovese grape variety. The grapes grow under optimal conditions in Tuscany |Tuscany. Here, the vines dig their roots deep into clay soils. Of course, the Chianti Classico Gran Selezione is also determined by climatic and stylistic factors Chianti DOCG. This Italian can literally be described as a wine of the Old World, which presents itself in an exceptionally impressive way. Once perfect physiological ripeness has been ensured, the grapes for the Chianti Classico Gran Selezione are harvested exclusively by hand without the help of coarse and less selective grape harvesters. After manual harvesting, the grapes are transported to the winery as quickly as possible. Here they are sorted and carefully crushed. This is followed by fermentation in large oak barrels at controlled temperatures. Fermentation is followed by 18 months of ageing in French oak barrels.
Dining recommendations for Carpineto Chianti Classico Gran Selezione
This red wine from Italy should ideally be enjoyed at a temperature of 15 - 18°C with baked sheep's cheese parcels, lamb ragout with chickpeas and dried figs or duck breast with sugar snap peas.
Awards for the Chianti Classico Gran Selezione from Carpineto
In addition to a price-pleasure ratio, this Carpineto wine can also boast numerous awards and top ratings above 90 points. In detail, these are for the 2015 vintage
- Jean Aubry: 3 stars for 2016
- Wine Spectator: 95 points for 2016
- Decanter: 92 points for 2016
- Wine Plus: 90 points (excellent)
- Wine Advocate - Robert M. Parker - 91 points
- Bibenda (Duemilavini) - 4 grapes
- Wine Spectator - 95 points
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