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Carmignano Riserva, Le Farnete: Jewel of Tuscany.

Carmignano Riserva, Le Farnete is an exceptional Italian red wine produced in Tuscany. This wine-growing region of Italy, world-renowned for its quality wines, offers ideal conditions for viticulture, with a Mediterranean climate and a diversity of soils, making Tuscany a complex terroir. Le Farnete's Carmignano Riserva is produced in the small wine-growing area of Carmignano, a Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) located a few kilometres north-west of Florence. On clay-limestone soils, the Le Farnete estate produces a racy, elegant Carmignano, a true Tuscan gem.

Carmignano, a blended wine: A local speciality.

Le Farnete's Carmignano Riserva is made from a blend of the region's king grape variety, Sangiovese, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Present in the area since the 18th century, the Cabernet Sauvignon used in the blend is a local peculiarity. In fact, since 1716 and a decree issued by Como 3 de' Medici, winegrowers 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 combination of these two grape varieties, while at the same time benefiting from DOCG status, acquired in 1990.

Enchanting aromas and racy wines.

Carmignano Riserva, Le Farnete offers a rich, bewitching palette of aromas, with notes of ripe red fruit, spices, tobacco and menthol. On the palate, this wine offers a well-balanced structure. The tannins are silky and the alcohol well integrated. The fresh structure provided by the two grape varieties gives balance and length on the palate. This wine is ideal for lovers of racy wines, and goes wonderfully with game dishes and stewed meats.

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

  • Country : Italy
  • Region : Tuscany
  • Producer : Le Farnete
  • Appellation : Carmignano Riserva DOCG
  • Classification alfavin : Full red
    This wine has great structure, round tannins and a lingering flavour. Moreover, it is warm, full and rich.
  • Grape : Sangiovese, Cabernet sauvignon
  • Content : 75 cl
  • Type : Red
  • Gambero rosso : 3 bicchieri
  • Organic wines : In conversion
  • Wine Name : Le Farnete Carmignano Riserva 2020

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