Jamie’s Wine of the Week 03/17

Carpineto Dogajolo Toscano Rosso I.G.T. 2018

Carpineto sets the bar high for sustainable winemaking in Italy. Their vineyards, olive groves, and the woods surrounding both absorb roughly 26% more carbon than their winemaking production emits. Dry-farmed, hillside vineyards in the very heart of Tuscany produce the fruit for their Dogajolo Rosso. Thought of as a young “Super-Tuscan”, Dogajolo is a blend of 80% Sangiovese and 20% non-indigenous varietals- in this case, Cabernet Sauvignon. Youthful fruit makes for an approachable wine full of blackberry and cherry, while time in oak helps add complexity with notes of sweet baking spices and hints of coffee. While this wine pairs nicely with standard Italian fare such as pizza and red sauce based pasta dishes, it will really shine next to Italian pot roast served over creamy polenta, topped with shaved parmesan and flat leaf parsley. Cheers! Jamie

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