Tenuta le Farnete, Carmignano 2018Regular price $15.00 Save $-15.00
Variety: Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon
Carmignano is an Italian wine region located in the Tuscany region and centered on the city of Carmignano, about 10 miles northwest of Florence. In the 18th century, the producers of the Carmignano region developed a tradition of blending Sangiovese with Cabernet Sauvignon, long before the practice became popularized by the "Super Tuscan" of the late 20th century. The Pierazzuoli Family has had the Farnete estate since 1990. The property is located in the town of Carmignano near the town of Firenze. The family operates another property in Carmignano, as well as overseeing an osteria, farmhouse, and their own olive oil production. Their wines continue to win multiple Gambero Rosso ratings.
This is a blend of 80% Sangiovese and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Carmignano is the only DOCG in Italy that can include the French variety Cabernet Sauvignon, though other IGT and DOC areas may also include the variety. The wine spends eight months in large barrels and eight months in bottle to follow before its release. makes for a fresh, fruity wine that is spectacular with Tuscan cuisine like salumi & finocchiona.