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.


Wine exported to

USA

Most recent awards

  • 2017 | Vinous89
Grape Varieties:

100% Sangiovese

Fermentation container:

Concrete tanks

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

15 days

Type of yeast:

Spontaneous

Fermentation temperature:

28-30 °C (82.4-86 °F)

Maceration technique:

Pumpovers

Length of maceration:

15 days

Malolactic fermentation:

Yes

Fining agent:

None

Aging containers:

Concrete

Aging before bottling:

6 months

Closure:

Natural Cork

Organic:

Yes

Vineyard name:

Montaperti

Soil composition:

Medium-consistency clay

Vine training:

Guyot/Spurred cordon

Altitude:

230 meters (755 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

3,700-6,600 plants per hectare

Yield:

60 ql/ha

Exposure:

South/eastern

Years planted:

1998, 2002

Age of vines:

5-25 years

Time of harvest:

Early October

First vintage of this wine:

1994

Total yearly production (in bottles):

25,000

Tasting notes:

Boasts wonderful fruit, structure and tannins. An explosion of aromas and freshness.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 14-16 °C (57.2 - 60.8 °F).

Food pairings:

Pair well with first courses, grilled meats and young or semi-aged cheeses.

Aging potential:

2-3 years

Alcohol:

13.00%

Winemaker:

Gioia Cresti