Carpineto has been busy this year all right…busy collecting amazing ratings on their 2015 vintage! Both Farnito Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 and Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015 are causing a stir in the wine world, receiving 94 and 95 points respectively from the prestigious Wine Spectator. What exceptional scores!
(Well actually, this is not surprising as Carpineto is no stranger to such spotlight. Their Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva has been selected for Wine Spectator’s top 100 in three successive vintages with 93+ points!)
Tuscan wines are long regarded for their tradition, but wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon (international vines) are equally prized for their quality, innovation, longevity and structure. Such wines are called Super Tuscans. And the Farnito? - it rivals any other Super Tuscans out there! Bold and delicious cherry, dried fruit with layers of licorice, vanilla and toast. Persistent and long finish with hints of spice!
But if we must select a wine that says ‘Italy’, it is definitely the Brunello di Montalcino. Crafted with 100% Sangiovese, it is widely acclaimed as one of Italy’s rarest (and more expensive) wines. Gorgeously situated 500m above sea level as one of the highest settlements in the wine region, Carpineto has the ideal sun exposure and microclimate for their grapes to flourish. The best word to describe the 2015 vintage is: elegance. Pure elegance. Complexed layers of cherry, summer berry with hints of fresh Mediterranean spices and mineral. Great body and finesse that can be enjoyed now as well as hold the test of time!
It’s no wonder that they received such fantastic scores from Wine Spectator. Well done, well done! And as our avid readers, you are in luck as we have a small batch of both wines in stock. Hurry and order yours today!