Carpineto Chianti Classico Riserva was aged in French and Slovenian oak for more than a year, to give complex aromas of cherry and vanilla spice. Made from 80% Sangiovese, with 20% Canaiolo and other red grape varieties.
Founded in 1967, Carpineto is a partnership between Giovanni C. Sacchet and Antonio M. Zaccheo, whose mission was to produce a world-class red wine from the Chianti Classico appellation. This was a radical departure from the marketplace of the time when most Chianti was still produced in a very old-fashioned, and often unreliable, way. Chianti Classico Riserva is made only in the best years, from grapes suitable for lengthy oak ageing.