Carpineto Brunello di Montalcino DOCG



100% Sangiovese Grosso


Tuscany, Italy


Carpineto Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Brunello is a term used by locals to refer to the dark brown color of the grapes at harvest. Carpineto’s single vineyard Brunello di Montalcino possesses a complex bouquet of nuts and spice, accented by hints of vanilla, cherry, and raspberry.  Aged in Slavonian oak barrels for three years and cellared in bottle for 6 months, this wine offers a warm, smooth finish.  A wine which will reward extensive cellaring.



Wine Spectator - 91 pts

Silky and elegant, revealing cherry, plum, tobacco, earth and iron flavors. The vibrant structure keeps this red pulsing through the long, mineral-infused finish. Shows fine balance and complexity. Best from 2023 through 2042. 3,000 cases made, 1,250 cases imported.

B. Sanderson, March 2020


Wine Spectator - 91 pts

This is rich, offering ripe cherry, plum and light floral flavors. Displays density and a firm structure, with dusty tannins shoring up the finish. Shows fine freshness and purity overall.

B. Sanderson, May 2019


Wine Enthusiast - 92 pts

Classic Sangiovese aromas of violet, wild berry, baking spice and a whiff of new leather meld together on this. The structured full-bodied palate delivers black cherry, crushed raspberry, clove and star anise set against firm acidity and a backbone of tightly wound tannins that grip the finish. Drink 2023–2033.

k. O'Keefe, March 2018

Wine Spectator - 90 pts

A fleshy style whose richness offsets the leafy tannins, paving the way for cherry, almond, leather and iron notes. Finishes dry, with length and grip.

B. Sanderson, October 2018


Wine Enthusiast - 91 pts

Fruity plum aromas mingle with dark spice, chopped herb and violet notes on the nose of this full-bodied red. On the palate, fleshy black cherry, clove and anise flavors are set against chewy tannins and fresh acidity. It’s already approachable but will also offer years of enjoyment

k. O'Keefe, April 2017

Wine Spectator - 93 pts

There’s plenty of elegance here, from the light touches of flowers to the red berry and stone flavors to the vivid acidity. This hangs together, with the structure driving the long finish. Best from 2020 though 2036.

B. Sanderson, October 2017


Wine Enthusiast - 90 pts

Scorched earth, cured meat, toasted nut and grilled herb aromas lead the nose on this full-bodied red . The warm, ripe palate doles out raspberry jam, mature black cherry, vanilla and star anise framed In firm, velvety tannins.

k. O'Keefe, May 2016

Wine Spectator - 90 pts

A beefy, tannic style, with submerged cherry and plum flavors, accented by spice and leather notes. The fruit core extends through the finish.

B. Sanderson, October 2016


Wine Enthusiast - 91 pts

A study in balance, this wine has dark berry and tobacco aromas that are elegant rather than overly intense. The palate reveals polished tannins and firm fruit flavors.

M. Larner, April 2013

Wine Spectator - 91 pts

Appealing floral, cedar, spice and black cherry aromas lead to cherry and raspberry flavors in this fresh red, which is balanced and firm, with a long finish. Best from 2015 through 2028.

B. Sanderson, May 2013


Wine Spectator - 92 pts

Very perfumed and silky for the vintage, featuring rose, truffle, leather and macerated cherry. Harmonious yet structured, with firm tannins exerting themselves on the finish, ending with a spice and tobacco aftertaste. Best from 2014 through 2028.

B. Sanderson, September 2012