From vineyards planted to a minimum of 80% Sangiovese and a maximum of 20% of Canaiolo and other red grape varietals. Maceration of the skins of medium duration and fermentation under controlled temperature conditions. The wine is then placed in oak barrels of various sizes and origins (Slavonian and French) for one year or more, after that it is then briefly transferred back into stainless steel tanks before bottling. After bottling the wine is aged in our temperature controlled cellars for at least 10 months before release. In order to deliver the highest quality Carpineto has chosen to age this wine longer than the 2 years required by appellation rules for a Riserva. It has an intense ruby red colour with garnet reflections. It’s bouquet is elegant, full, harmonious and persistent with suggestions of vanilla and raspberry and on the palate it is long and velvety, full, generous and warm.