Piaggia Carmignano Riserva 2016

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James Suckling 93 "Wonderfully complex aromas that are rich with dried-cherry, floral and orange-peel character. Full-bodied, dense and layered with lots of ripe tannins and a fresh finish. Drink now and enjoy."——— The Carmignano Riserva is the flag ship wine of Piaggia, showcasing a modern interpretation of Carmignanos Sangiovese base blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The grapes are planted in an old vineyard near Pogetto, over clay and galestro soils on a south-west facing exposure. The grapes are all hand-picked and go through punch down and pump-overs during fermentation. Aging occurs in French oak for 18 months and racked before bottling, with no fining or filtration. Gambero Rosso’s 2019 Red Wine of the Year!————- Importer Note "The Carmignano Riserva is the flagship wine of Piaggia, first made by Mauro Vannucci in 1991. All of the grapes are from the familys 50 year old vines in 2.5 hectares in the Piaggia cru near Pogetto, over clay and galestro soils on a south-west facing exposure at 250 meters above sea level. Made from 70% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc (the French varieties were propagated from cuttings made at Chateau Lafite Rothschild in Pauillac). Fermentation on the skins lasts up to 4 weeks with indigenous yeasts. Aging occurs in French oak (no more than 10% new) for 24 months. The wine is racked occasionally during aging but is otherwise unfined and unfiltered prior to bottling. The wine rests six months in bottle before release. Approximately 2500 cases produced annually. ——— Winery Note "Carmignano Riserva Piaggia, the winerys standard-bearer, is the result of rigorous selection in an old vineyard near Poggetto, where the grapes make high quality wines that enhance the characteristics of the appellation to the full. The Riserva Piaggia is our modern interpretation of Carmignano, a wine that is made giving special attention to the finest detail: nothing is left to chance, either in the vineyard or in the cellar, because we believe our grapes deserve particular care and attention and because we want to offer the consumer a thrill that tells of the beauty of our vineyards and the aromas of our land. The Piaggia Riserva is a wine that can be aged for many years while maintaining its organoleptic qualities intact and can liven up the tables of the most demanding consumers all over the world.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 4 × 4 in
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Properly Cellar; Distinguished Provenance


750 ml


Tuscany Carmignano