Carpineto takes its name from the Greek, carpos, meaning fruit. Founded in 1967 Carpineto quickly developed an international, award-winning reputation for consistently elegant wines. Carpineto began by producing a world-class Chianti Classico. This wine comes from vineyards planted to a minimum of 80% Sangiovese and a maximum of 20% of Canaiolo and other red grape varietals. Maceration of the skins in the must and fermentation all take place at controlled low temperatures. After the final blend is assembled, the wine is aged for six months in oak casks. The wine is bottled during the second year, then bottle aged in temperature controlled cellars for 4-6 months before release. Wine Spectator scored this 89 points saying "Though medium-bodied, this red is rich and chunky, with tar, earth, cherry and leather flavors. Finishes fresh and long, if on the muscular side. Drink now through 2018."