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CARPINETO SPOLVERINO; Rooster one day, feather duster the next
Dan Murphy’s is proud to present its latest exclusive release, two wines from one of Chianti’s most famous producers, Carpineto; Spolverino 2010 and Chianti Classico 2010.
Closely akin to the structure and flavour of the Chianti Classico, Spolverino is produced in the Tuscan method but closed under screw cap. Translated as ‘feather duster’; its name pokes fun at Chianti’s emblem, the black rooster, and the notion that Spolverino was ‘rooster one day, feather duster the next.’
Carpineto was established in 1967, by the Sacchet and Zaccheo families, with the aim of making modern fresh red wines from Chianti Classico. It is located at Dudda, surrounded by eight hectares of vineyard planted with sangiovese and canaiolo. At an elevation of 300 metres, the vines are anchored in calcareous soil; an ancient sea bed laden with fossils. Carpineto also has significant vineyard holdings in Montepulciano in southern Tuscany.
Carpineto is headed up by the engaging and enthusiastic Antonio Zaccheo, who manages several vineyard estates and olive groves around Tuscany. Sustainable viticulture and contemporary winemaking practices are used. Vinification takes place in stainless steel and the reds are generally aged in oak casks and barriques. Reflecting quintessential Toscano terroir, Carpineto wines have won numerous awards and are from the most prestigious Tuscan D.O.C.G. appellations.
Carpineto Spolverino I.G.T. RRP $17.99 Exclusive to Dan Murphy’s
‘Rooster one day, feather duster the next.’ The black rooster is the traditional symbol of the vinous heart of Tuscany where dry-farmed hillside vineyards lay amongst the picturesque cypress-studded countryside, but that centuries old tradition didn’t stop them from using screw caps. Full-bodied, intense and well-balanced with notes of red cherry, tobacco and violets it’s a fine accompaniment to antipasti and grilled meats. Packaged with a handy DropStop® (13.5% Alc./Vol.)
Carpineto Chianti Classico 2010 D.O.C.G. RRP $19.99 Exclusive to Dan Murphy’s & selected BWS & Woolworths Liquor
Produced exclusively in the quaint hilltop villages of the Chianti Classico region, from vineyards planted to sangiovese (80%) and canaiolo (20%); this ruby red Chianti is aged for more than six months in oak casks, then bottle aged in a temperature controlled cellars for four to six months before release. Velvety, well rounded and full bodied, with hint of violets, berries and cherries; best served at room temperature. (13% Alc./Vol.)
Led by Andrew Caillard MW (Fine Wine Principal), Michael Bynon (Business Manager Imported Wine) and Peter Nixon (Fine Wine Marketing Manager), Dan Murphy’s has worked tirelessly to build relationships with the world’s great producers, carefully expanding their exclusive imported range. There are two imperative criteria; the wines must be ‘top of genre’ (in terms of quality and regional and varietal typicity) and available at the best possible price. Dan Murphy’s is very proud to bring the finest and most famous producers of their region to Australia, offering excellent value for money; now including the outstanding Carpineto. http://www.danmurphys.com.au
For more information, tasting notes and bottle images contact:
Kim Pearce, Dig Marketing Group, T: +61 (0)3 8606 3700, M: 0413 120 385, E: email@example.com