Il Carbonaione Alta Valle della Greve IGT 2012

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The vines used for Il Carbonaione, some more than 90 years old, are rare clonal examples of the famous “Sangiovese di Lamole” varietal in the Chianti Classico area. The vineyard plot “Il Carbonaione” is so named because the Fiore family found evidence indicating a charcoal pit (in Italian ‘carbone’) was located there many years ago.

Tasting Notes

Il Carbonaione is a full-bodied, rich wine with an exuberant personality and great aging potential. It has abundant aromas of red and dark berry fruits - tart cherries, blackberries, currants, and plums with notes of spice. On the palate, the wine is lush and full-bodied with flavors of berry fruits buoyed by focused tannins unfolding over a pleasant, lingering finish.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with grilled lamb chops, sugo all'amatriciana sauces, Bistecca alla Fiorentina, and terrine de foie gras.

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name:
The Carbonaione vineyard
Vineyard size:
13 acres
Soil composition:
Stony, Sandy Silty-Loam
Training method:
Guyot and Cordon du Royat
1,500 feet
2.0 tons
Southwestern / Western
Year vineyard planted:
Harvest time:
First vintage of this wine:
Bottles produced of this wine:
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Sangiovese di Lamole
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks and Cement vats
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
10 days
Fermentation temperature:
86 °F
Maceration technique:
Length of maceration:
10 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Type of aging container:
Size of aging container:
350 L
Age of aging container:
New-One year
Type of oak:
90% French and 10% American
Length of aging before bottling:
15 months
Length of bottle aging:
9 months
Analytical Data
12.9 %
pH level:
Residual sugar:
<1.0 g/L
6.1 g/L
Dry extract:
34.7 g/L

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