Carpineto Farnito Vinsanto del Chianti DOC 1996

Tuscany, Italy

Regular price $449.00

Not only is Vinsanto very special and considered a luxury wine, but it’s also steeped with history. Some say that it’s highly prized because it used to be an heirloom recipe, made by the patriarch of the family. Another legend comes from Siena, in which a fourteenth-century friar was handing out Vinsanto to the ill for its healing properties. Others explained that it used to be the wine used during mass at Church. Regardless of the origin, our tastebuds are thrilled of this sweet creation! Extremely floral and intense, Carpineto Farnito Vinsanto del Chianti offers succulent arrays of ripe apricot, peach, and pear aromas with layers of fresh walnut and jasmine. The complexity continues onto the palate with a great balance of fragrances, sweetness, and alcohol. Deliciously long and persistent finish. An ideal wine to sip and ponder about life or pair it up with balsamic caramelized fig tart tatin.

Carpineto story

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Chianti, Italy
Grape Variety:
minimum 70% Trebbiano Toscano and Malvasia; 30% of other white grape 
Sweetness: Dry
Ageing: Portion of the wine aged in traditional ‘caratelli’ (small barrels made of chestnut) with the rest of the wine aged in oak barrels for a total of 16 years
Alcohol Level: 15.0%
Bottle Size: 500ml


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Wine guys' wine guides

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Here's how to interpret the ratings (in case you were wondering what's that number below the price). If you don't see a rating, it doesn't mean the wine is any less yummy. At the end of the day, wine is meant to be enjoyed and shared. 

DEC = Decanter

JH = James Halliday Australian Wine Companion

JS = James Suckling

LC = Langton's Classification

RP/WA = Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

TA = Tim Atkin Rioja Special Report

VIN = Vinous

WE = Wine Enthusiast

WS = Wine Spectator 

JR = Jancis Robinson

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