Carpineto was co-founded in 1967 by wine visionaries, Giovanni Carlo Sacchet and Antonio Mario Zaccheo. The pair set out to produce a world-class red wine from Chianti Classico — a region that had once reigned amongst Kings but had, at that time, fallen from favor amid wine aficionados. The duo quickly developed an international, award-winning reputation for consistently elegant wines by adopting modern viticulture and winemaking techniques to create wines that dramatically exceeded the quality standards of the time.
In recent years, the second generation has joined the duo. They have stayed true to carrying forth the original mission, but have also broadened Carpineto’s scope by expanding vineyard holdings, modernizing viticultural and enological practices, and establishing a strict, sustainable production code that features renewable energy and biodiversity. Today, experimentation goes hand in hand with the spirit of innovation of the founders with complete respect for Tuscan values.
The winery takes its name from the Greek carpos, meaning fruit, which is the primary focus at the winery, as they firmly believe that the quality of a wine is determined by the quality of the grapes. Their extensive holdings allow for complete quality control and selection of fruit.
Carpineto owns and manages over 439 hectares of site-specific, estate-owned vineyards throughout Tuscany in the Chianti Classico, Montepulciano, and Monteregio/ Maremma appellations which are planted to an array of native and international varietals. Their holdings include 6 single vineyards.
The winery prides itself in its sustainable, low-impact farming techniques and adheres to a strict production code which includes eco-friendly treatments applied conscientiously, extreme attention to the preservation of the environment, and production and use of renewable energy, particularly solar panel technology.
For Carpineto, wine represents passion, love, nature, and culture. In an effort to showcase this in their collection, they adhere to a strict code allowing them to produce aromatic, age-worthy, approachable, consistently elegant wines with smooth tannins and no residual sugar.
- Optimizing harvest timeliness in an effort to ensure the quality and health of the grapes
- Daily sanitation of all systems
- Constant temperature monitoring of wines throughout fermentation
- Prohibiting the use of additives or stabilizers, even if permitted by law, with the exception of irreplaceable sulfites, which are used in quantities far below legal limits