2015 Fattoria Carpineta Fontalpino • Do Ut Des

Rating: 94

Drink Date: 2018 - 2030

Reviewed by:
Monica Larner

Issue Date: 31st Oct 2017

Source: 233, The Wine Advocate

This is a Bordeaux-inspired blend made with Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2015 Do Ut Des is a hearty and darkly concentrated expression that is layered, rich and beautifully concentrated. This wine works exceptionally well in a vintage like 2015 that had a warm summer season. The wine's appearance is black and impenetrable. The aromas span from pressed rose to spice and leather. This wine shows big ambition with a delicate disposition

Producer: Fattoria Carpineta Fontalpino

From: Italy , Tuscany , Toscana

Color:  Red

Type: Table

Sweetness: Dry

Variety: Proprietary Blend

2015 Fattoria Carpineta Fontalpino • Chianti Classico Fontalpino

Rating: 90+

Drink Date: 2017 - 2024

Reviewed by:
Monica Larner

Issue Date: 31st Oct 2017

Source: 233, The Wine Advocate

The 2015 Chianti Classico Fontalpino is a delightful wine to drink. It shows ripe primary fruit and sweet back notes that add to the textural richness and the decisive but relatively understated power of the wine. Dark cherry, blackberry, spice and cured leather are part of the aromatic ensemble. The mouthfeel is fresh, soft and nicely constructed with pretty layers of medium extraction and firmness.

Producer: Fattoria Carpineta Fontalpino

From: Italy , Tuscany , Chianti Classico , Castelnuovo Berardenga

Color:  Red

Type: Table

Sweetness: Dry

Variety: Sangiovese

2015 Fattoria Carpineta Fontalpino • Chianti Classico Montaperto

Rating: 88

Drink Date: 2017 - 2022

Reviewed by:
Monica Larner

Issue Date: 31st Oct 2017

Source: 233, The Wine Advocate

The 2015 Chianti Classico Montaperto shows a much riper disposition with aromas of strawberry and raspberry marmalade. To my palate, that ripeness takes away from the complexity of the wine, especially with a delicate and difficult grape like Sangiovese. The finish is smooth and slightly sweet, with loads of ripe primary fruit on the close.

Producer: Fattoria Carpineta Fontalpino

From: Italy , Tuscany , Chianti Classico , Castelnuovo Berardenga

Color:  Red

Type: Table

Sweetness: Dry

Variety: Sangiovese

2015 Fattoria Carpineta Fontalpino • Chianti Classico Dofana

Rating: 92

Drink Date: 2017 - 2024

Reviewed by:
Monica Larner

Issue Date: 31st Oct 2017

Source: 233, The Wine Advocate

The 2015 Chianti Classico Dofana is a pretty and powerful expression from the Castelnuovo Berardenga comune. This bright and lively Tuscan red opens to aromas of blue flower, cherry, spicy almond, grilled herb and licorice. The wine offers a nice balance between power and elegance—that classic tug of war you find in the fine wines of the world. The finish is smooth and silky. Of these two new single-vineyard expressions, the Dofana is my favorite.

Producer: Fattoria Carpineta Fontalpino

From: Italy , Tuscany , Chianti Classico , Castelnuovo Berardenga

Color:  Red

Type: Table

Sweetness: Dry

Variety: Sangiovese