2016 Carpineto Chianti Classico (750ml)

Sangiovese from Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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Review Score: 89WA
Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

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Carpineto's 2016 Chianti Classico is a dense and darkly saturated expression. The wine offers a generous bouquet with tones of black fruit, campfire ash and smoked bacon. You get soft richness here with plenty of succulent and chewy fruit. Ultimately, the wine is simple and rich—it is exactly the kind of Tuscan red you'll want to pair with amatriciana or carbonara sauce on your pasta. The blend is 80% Sangiovese and 20% Canaiolo. Bottle production is big at 300,000 units made.

89 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Issue # 239 - Oct 2018)