Chianti Classico Riserva Fontalpino 2013 – 91 pts RP

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2013 Chianti Classico Riserva Fontalpino – 91 pts
… It shows the soft and approachable side to this classic vintage with bold cherry and blackberry that segue to dark spice, tar and tobacco. Aromatically speaking, it runs the full Sangiovese gamut. ..

Monica Larner

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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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The Cellar

The estate of San Michele a Torri lies partly in the DOCG of Chianti Classico, and partly in the DOCG of
Chianti Colli Fiorentini.
The estate chose to turn to organic cultivation in 1993 and it is 100% organic, demanding purity in all areas of viticulture and vinification.

 
The estate is biologically ( USDA-NOP ) certified.

 

 

Owner: Paolo Nocentini

Winemaker: Andrea Paoletti (Consulting Oenologist)

Varietals planted: Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Colorino, Trebbiano, white Malvasia, San Colombano. Other planted varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Riesling

Total acres: 170 ha (50 under vines) of property

Winery production: 150.000 bottles

Fattoria San Michele a Torri
Scandicci , Firenze – Italy
Web: www.fattoriasanmichele.it


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Tuscany region

  • Chianti Colli Fiorentini – DOCG
  • Tenuta La Gabbiola – DOCG Chianti Classico
  • Tenuta La Gabbiola Riserva – DOCG Chianti Classico
  • Murtas – IGT Colli Toscana Centrale
  • San Giovanni – DOCG Colli Fiorentini
  • Vin Santo – DOC Colli dell’Etruria Centrale

 

Wines labels & details

Chianti Colli Fiorentini

DOCG
 

Sangiovese 80%, Canaiolo 10%, Colorino 5%, Merlot 5%
Winemaking: Fermented in steel vats for 12/15 days, refined in wooden vats, 70%
of the time, and the rest in cement.
 

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Tenuta La Gabbiola

DOCG Chianti Classico
 

Sangiovese 95%, Syrah 5%
Winemaking: Around 20 days of maceration
Maturation process: Matured in 25hl oak barrels for a minimum of 12 month
 

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Tenuta La Gabbiola Riserva

DOCG Chianti Classico
 

100% Sangiovese
Winemaking: 20 days of maceration
Maturation process: Matured in 25hl oak barrels for a minimum of 20 months
Further ageing in the bottle: 6 months in bottles

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Murtas

IGT Colli Toscana Centrale
 

Cab. Sauvignon 40%, Sangiovese 40%, Colorino 20%

Maturation process: Wine aged in oak barriques for 12 months
 

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Murtas Terzuo is the name of the estate cellarman

San Giovanni

DOCG Colli Fiorentini
 

Sangiovese 100%
Winemaking: 15 days of maceration
Maturation process: matured in 25hl oak barrels for a period of 9-12 months

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Vin Santo

DOC Colli dell’Etruria Centrale
 

Trebbiano Toscano 80%, San Colombano 20%
 

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Winemaking: The grapes are harvested when fully mature and placed on racks to dry up (to reach the desired concentration of sugars around 40%). These selected grapes are then crushed and subjected to a subsequent pressing in order to obtain all of the must, which is then placed in small barrels (caratelli) of approximately 100 lt.
These barrels are made of different types of wood such as oak, cherry, chestnut and mulberry, this variety of wood gives the vinsanto its unique taste.
A slow fermentation lasting up to 5 years allows this wine to complete its development and draws out all of its unique characteristics.

MUNDUSVini BioFach Oragnic Wine Award 2010

Großes Gold
2003 San Michele a Torri Vinsanto – Colli del’Etruria Centrale DOC

Gold
2006 Tenuta La Gabbiola Riserva – Chianti Classico DOCG

San Michele a Torri –
Tenuta La Gabbiola 2006 – 19 pts / 20

Intense nose of plum, prune, black cherry and berries with hints of oak, vanilla and spice. A big red – powerful and resonating, muscular tannins, with dense fruit. Intense and impressive.