Montaperto Chianti Classico 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 3 hectares in Chianti Classico, with southern and eastern exposure, 1,214 feet (370 meters) above sea level, and beneficial diurnal temperature changes. Typical and pure galestro and silt, very poor soil that remains cool all year round, ensuring the vines suffer less in the heat of summer. Montaperto offers incredible and highly accented aromas of fruit and flowers, typical to the area, as well as concentrated tannins, extreme elegance and a linear palate. A beautiful expression of Sangiovese, with elegance and finesse.


Wine exported to

USA, Poland

Most recent awards

  • 2016 | Vinous90
  • 2016 | Wine Advocate91
  • 2016 | James Suckling94
  • 2015 | Wine Spectator90
Grape Varieties:

100% Sangiovese

Fermentation container:

Oak barrels

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

23 days

Type of yeast:

Spontaneous

Fermentation temperature:

28-30 °C (82.4-86 °F)

Maceration technique:

Pumpovers

Length of maceration:

23 days

Malolactic fermentation:

Yes

Fining agent:

no

Aging containers:

Tonneaux

Container size:

900 L

Container age:

1/2 years

Type of oak:

Allier / Tronchet

Bottling period:

6 months

Aging before bottling:

15 months

Closure:

Natural Cork

Organic:

Yes

Vineyard name:

Montaperto

Vineyard location:

Montaperti, Tuscany

Soil composition:

Galestro and silt

Vine training:

Spurred Cordon

Altitude:

350 meters (1,150 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

6,000 plants per hectare

Yield:

50-60 ql/ha

Exposure:

Southern/eastern

Years planted:

1998/2002

Age of vines:

5-25 years

Time of harvest:

Mid to late September

First vintage of this wine:

2015

Total yearly production (in bottles):

6,000 bottles per year

Tasting notes:

Offers incredible and highly accented aromas of fruit and flowers, typical to area, concentrated tannins with extreme elegance, linear

Serving temperature:

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

Food pairings:

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

Aging potential:

5-10 years

Alcohol:

13.5

Winemaker:

Gioia Cresti