CARMIGNANO, THE TUSCAN EXCEPTION
Carmignano, an enclave south of the Chianti Montalbano appellation, is a wine exception in the land of Sangiovese and super Tuscans. This area west of Florence is, like Chianti, one of the oldest in Tuscany. Since 1716 and a decree by Como 3 de' Medici, the winemakers of the Carmignano area have been allowed to produce wines made from a blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon.
This authorisation makes Carmignano a special denomination, as it is the only one that can produce wines made from a blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon while enjoying DOCG status, acquired in 1990.
Planted on soils composed of clay and limestone, the vines of Le Farnete are here exposed south-southwest, giving them the best possible exposure. This particular terroir, combined with a microclimate, allows us to produce wines of character, elegance and elegance.
Additional tasting notes
Color : Deep ruby red.
Nose : Intense and seductive, with complex aromas of red fruits, spices (vanilla), tobacco and menthol.
Mouth : Balanced and velvety attack. The mid-palate is structured but harmonious; the aromas of crisp ripe fruit and precious wood are enhanced by a light touch of ripe pepper. Velvety is omnipresent, with rich and silky tannins that prolong a gourmet finish.
Alcohol level : 15%
Winemaking : In stainless steel tanks then aged for 12 months in barrels and half-muids (40% new wood).
Food pairing : Roasted and grilled red meats, game and full bodied cheeses.
Aging potential : 10-15 Years
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