Carpineto Dogajolo Rosso .750L Tuscany Italy

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Color: deep garnet with violet reflections. Bouquet: very fruity and intense, with hints of cherry, coffee, vanilla and spice. Flavor: full, soft on the palate, complex, well developed.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 89 points - 2018 Ultimate Wine Challenge - A lifted and perfumed nose driven by red flowers, currant leaf and thyme. The palate follows with dried cranberries, sour cherries and red apple skin. Rustic but juicy in the same time. Notes of potpourri come through in the finish..June/2018
Wine Advocate 87 points - The 2016 Dogajolo is a 70-30 blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon (with some other red grapes mixed in as well). This well-priced red offers a tight and streamlined style that makes it perfect to pair with pasta topped with extra grated Parmigiano cheese. This is a mid-weight wine with simple and stripped-down appeal. Bottle production is huge at 800,000 units made..October/2018
The name Dogajolo was invented by Carpineto’s founders, derived from the Italian word doga, meaning “stave” - the narrow strips of wood used to form oak casks. A young wine that boasts fruity aromas with hints of cherry interlaced with coffee, vanilla, and spice. Each varietal is vinified separately in stainless steel in this Sangiovese-based baby Super Tuscan. The blend is briefly aged in oak rendering a medium-bodied red that is soft on the palate with a balanced acidity. Suitable for everyday consumption, Dogajolo is best within a few years of the vintage.
70% Sangiovese, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
given its fruitiness, Dogajolo can be paired with first courses and white meats, but shows at its best with full-flavored dishes such as roasts, grilled meats, cold cuts and Tuscan regional specialties.
Founded in 1967, Carpineto is a partnership between Giovanni C. Sacchet and Antonio M. Zaccheo, whose original mission was to produce a world-class red wine from the Chianti Classico appellation. This was a radical departure from the marketplace of the times when most Chianti was still produced in the traditional winemaking style. Carpineto’s visionary founders recognized the untapped potential of the Tuscan landscape to produce truly great wines. By applying modern viticulture and winemaking techniques, they dramatically exceeded the quality standards of the day. Under their leadership, Carpineto developed an award winning, international reputation for elegant wines of approachable intensity and extract, as well as consistency vintage after vintage. Today Carpineto has reinforced these characteristics, while maintaining an approachable wine style due in part to an extensive bottle-aging program. In fact ”riserva” wines are bottle-aged a total of six to twelve months longer than the minimum time required by DOCG appellation rules. Today experimentation goes hand in hand with the spirit of innovation of the founders, with respect for historical Tuscan values. The product line includes wines from the most prestigious Tuscan DOCG appellations to varietal specific wines of great structure, as well as innovative proprietary blends. Carpineto exports the majority of its wine production to over 70 countries worldwide. About 95% of Carpineto’s wine production is red wine, with the majority being wines that are aged three or more years before their release date.