Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG
Carpineta Fontalpino is located in Montaperti, Castelnuovo Berardenga, just five kilometers outside of Siena in an area famed for an 800-year-old battle between Florence and Siena: The Battle of Montaperti. Known for being the only battle Siena ever won against Florence, it is a great source of pride for the Sienese as well as the winery, which is located just below the infamous hilltop. The area under vine is 31 hectares (about 77 acres). The classic Tuscan terroir, with galestro, silt and sandy soils and excellent exposure make for traditional wines, but there’s a twist. Enologist Gioia Cresti – who owns the winery along with her brother Filippo – was classically trained in France and applies many traditionally French winemaking tenets to her Italian wines. The winery is totally organic, inside and out, and holds the appropriate Italian certifications. They also strive to be as eco-sustainable and as self-sufficient as possible, thanks to solar panels and a water purifying system.
From 6 hectares in Montaperti, located 1,082 feet (330 meters) above sea level with northeastern exposure and clay and sandy soil with river stones from the Pliocene era.
Offers a fruity nose – an explosion of aromas – with good structure, tannins and freshness. Easy to drink and pair.
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Most recent awards
- 2016 | Wine Spectator89
- 2017 | Vinous89
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28-30 °C (82.4-86 °F)
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230 meters (755 feet) above sea level
3,700-6,600 plants per hectare
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Boasts wonderful fruit, structure and tannins. An explosion of aromas and freshness.
Best served at 14-16 °C (57.2 - 60.8 °F).
Pair well with first courses, grilled meats and young or semi-aged cheeses.