(Tuscany) Italian red wine from Tuscany has been a personal favorite for years. I like it mainly for the delicious rustic taste and earthly appeal of the signature grape, Sangiovese. No Tuscan red should be without this grape! It is a great food pairing wine, boldly promoting dark, dry black cherry and plum fruit flavors with a higher-than-normal acidity. Carpineto, located in the Chianti region, uses sustainable farming practices and the latest in wine-making technology to produce this blend of mostly Italian Sangiovese and the balance of internationally popular Cabernet Sauvignon. There’s a tomatoey savoriness and dried tea leaf herbal note that accents this wine. This combination of grapes shows the fruity power and bright crimson color of a young wine, yet there is a mature elegance and fragrance found in aged wine. Tannin is light and texture is firm. Treat your wine senses to this really good, inexpensive Tuscan red!