Color: deep ruby red
Bouquet: intense, with hints of cherry, blackberry and red berries.
Flavor: supple and elegant, with good structure.
Wine Enthusiast 88 points - This lively Merlot from Coastal Tuscany conveys aromas of blackberry, spice and a whiff of underbrush. The juicy palate offers crushed black cherry, red currant and a note of white pepper alongside soft tannins. Enjoy it soon to capture the fresh fruit sensations.
Wine Advocate 87 points - The 2012 Maremma Toscana Merlot Valcolomba opens with plush fruit nuances of fresh berry basket and raspberry tart. It is made in neutral cement vats to better preserve the freshness of its bouquet. There are distant touches of bitter almond and sour cherry on the close. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2015.
The Mediterranean climate gives this wine the intense bouquet, depth and softness typical of the coastal Maremma region.
|it may be paired with first courses or white meats. However, given its full bodied suppleness and its intense aromas, it will be best paired with savory dishes, such as Tuscan foods, roasts, grilled meats and cured meats.
|Founded in 1967, Carpineto is a partnership between Giovanni C. Sacchet and Antonio M. Zaccheo, whose original mission was to produce a world-class red wine from the Chianti Classico appellation. This was a radical departure from the marketplace of the times when most Chianti was still produced in the traditional winemaking style. Carpineto’s visionary founders recognized the untapped potential of the Tuscan landscape to produce truly great wines. By applying modern viticulture and winemaking techniques, they dramatically exceeded the quality standards of the day. Under their leadership, Carpineto developed an award winning, international reputation for elegant wines of approachable intensity and extract, as well as consistency vintage after vintage. Today Carpineto has reinforced these characteristics, while maintaining an approachable wine style due in part to an extensive bottle-aging program. In fact ”riserva” wines are bottle-aged a total of six to twelve months longer than the minimum time required by DOCG appellation rules. Today experimentation goes hand in hand with the spirit of innovation of the founders, with respect for historical Tuscan values. The product line includes wines from the most prestigious Tuscan DOCG appellations to varietal specific wines of great structure, as well as innovative proprietary blends. Carpineto exports the majority of its wine production to over 70 countries worldwide. About 95% of Carpineto’s wine production is red wine, with the majority being wines that are aged three or more years before their release date.