Carpineta Fontalpino


Gioia Cresti

The Cresti family have been proprietors of Carpineta Fontalpino Vineyard since the 1960’s and traces of the wine making traditions date as far back as the past century. The name Carpineta Fontalpino has never changed. It has its roots in two historical places of the area of Montaperti. We find Carpineta, a site where typical trees characteristic of this area, with silver back leaves, called “Carpini” grow and Fontalpino, the water source with the back drop of the pine trees of Montaperti – two noteworthy places of this important medieval historical site. The vineyard is located in the middle of Tuscany, very close to the splendid town of Siena and the historical village of Castelnuovo Berardenga. The surrounding territory is though rich in history, legends and love that are experienced by all those who are fortunate to visit it. Its unforgettable atmosphere creates strong emotions.
Gioia is the vineyard’s oenologist and she is responsible for all the production phases, from the wine making to the aging.

 

Owner: Cresti family
Winemaker: Gioia Cresti
Varietals planted: Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Alicante, Gamay
Total acres: 80 hectares (19.5 under vine)
Winery production: 100.000 bottles

Fattoria Carpineta Fontalpino
Castelnuovo Berardenga – Siena – Italy
Web: www.carpinetafontalpino.it

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Tuscany region

  • Chianti Colli Senesi – DOCG
  • Montaperto – IGT Toscana
  • Chianti Classico – DOCG
  • Fontalpino Chianti Classico Riserva – DOCG
  • Do Ut Des – IGT Toscana
  • Dofana – IGT Toscana

 

Wines labels & details

Chianti Colli Senesi

DOCG
 

100% Sangiovese
Winemaking: 15 days maceration
Maturation process: 8 months in barriques
Further ageing in the bottle: 3 months in bottle

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Montaperto

IGT Toscana
 

Sangiovese, Gamay, Alicante
Winemaking: Maceration: 20 days Gamay e Alicante, 15 days Sangiovese
Maturation process: 8 months in barriques of 225 litres

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Chianti Classico

DOCG
 

90% Sangiovese and other typical grapes
Winemaking: 15 days maceration
Maturation process: 12 months in barrels
 

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Fontalpino Chianti Classico Riserva

DOCG
 

50% Sangiovese, 50% Petit Verdot
Winemaking: 20 days maceration
Maturation process: 18 months in barrels
Further ageing in the bottle: 6 months in bottle

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Do Ut Des

IGT Toscana
 

34% Merlot, 33% Sangiovese, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaking: Maceration: 20 days Merlot and Cabernet – 18 days Sangiovese
Maturation process: 18 months in barrels of 225 litres

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Dofana

IGT Toscana
 

50% Sangiovese, 50% Petit Verdot
Winemaking: Maceration: 25 days Petit Verdot,20 days Sangiovese
Maturation process: 20 months in barrels of 225 litres
Further ageing in the bottle: 8 months in bottle

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