Grown on hillside vineyards in central Tuscany, the 2020 Carpineto Dogajolo Toscano Rosso IGT exhibits a deep purple robe as well as beguiling aromatics in the form of freshly picked berries, cherries, rose hips, and violets. Juicy and equally seductive in the mouth, the 2020 Dogajolo offers up layers of lovely fruit, loamy earth, and hints of vanilla and spice from 6 months in French and American oak barrels. Rare is the Tuscan red that offers as much flavor and charm as Carpineto’s 2020 Dogajolo “Baby Super Tuscan” – a very fine red wine ready to drink from the moment it is poured; yet it will continue to mature in bottle for several years to reward those savvy enough to stash a few bottles away. Enjoy the 2020 Carpineto Dogajolo Toscano Rosso IGT now and often at cool room temperature (60°-64° F). Anticipated maturity: 2022-2025.
Full of flavor but with nary an edge, Carpineto’s 2020 Dogajolo exudes elegance and charm, making it an ideal red wine to bring to table every day. It makes a splendid companion to antipasti, Chicken Saltimbocca, Veal Scaloppini, and a host of Tuscan specialties. It provides the perfect accompaniment to one of our favorite regional specialties – Ribollita. Ribollita (meaning uncountable) is a heart-healthy Tuscan stew that is made with cannellini beans, carrots, celery, black cabbage or kale, bread, and plenty of olive oil, onion, garlic and much more – hence the name Ribollita. Grilled Italian sausages, both sweet and spicy varieties, provide fine companions, too. Beef stew and marinated flank steak also make fine accompaniments to the food-friendly 2020 Carpineto Dogajolo. And, make no mistake, pasta, pizza, and most especially lasagna are rarely better than in the company of Carpineto’s 2020 Dogajolo. Buon Appetito!
Carpineto is the result of a vision to revolutionize Tuscan winemaking and to produce wines of international renown, a mission that consumers and critics alike have affirmed for more than five decades. Purchased from the Diocese of Florence in 1967 by Giovanni Carlo Sacchet and Antonio Mario Zaccheo in Greve at the heart of Chianti Classico, Carpineto shines as a paragon of excellence. Since its inception, Carpineto has spread its wings to nearby Montepulciano and Montalcino where they fashion exceptional, award winning Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino.
Fanatical in their love for the Tuscan soil and cutting edge technology, Sacchet and Zaccheo created what has become the benchmark for quality and consistency in Tuscany’s three most renowned DOCGs. The vast majority of Carpineto’s wines are red (95%) and more than half are aged for three years or more and are entitled to Riserva designation. Although enjoyable in their youth, Carpineto’s DOCG red Riservas are designed for long aging with up to 20 years or more for the estate’s Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino Riservas. Always balanced and supple in texture, Carpineto’s Riservas are complex, full-bodied wines that offer savvy consumers some of the very best that Tuscany has to offer.
However, expensive long-aging Riservas are not all that Carpineto has to offer. In response to the demand for a high quality Super Tuscan from Carpineto’s loyal following that could be enjoyed often in its youth, Dogajolo was born in 1993. The 2020 Dogajolo (this month’s feature) is what Tuscans call a “Baby Super Tuscan.” It is a blend of 80% Sangiovese and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon that drinks beautifully upon release, yet it remains a true Tuscan red. Although one cannot drink a label, we invite you to enjoy Dogajolo’s stunningly beautiful label as an added benefit.
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